The Bahamas is a small state of the Commonwealth, with a population of about 390,000. Gross enrolment ratios are high for both primary and secondary education.
Current work in The Bahamas is primarily in the areas of eLearning, Lifelong Learning for Farmers and tertiary education, the latter being accomplished through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Learners from The Bahamas have also benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources.
Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.
In The Bahamas, COL’s partners include:
- Ministry of Education
- Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority
- Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute
- University of The Bahamas (formerly The College of The Bahamas)
Ms Maria T. Seymour
Senior Education Officer
Ministry of Education