When COL was established in 1987, His Majesty, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, made an important contribution that helped put the fledgling organisation on its feet. COL remains grateful for this generosity.

School-age Population by Education Level1

48,205

 

35,101

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20161

94.0%

 

92.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20161

38.3%

 

23.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

67.9%

 

46.9%

Secondary(2015)

 

Tertiary (2015)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in May 2018

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

93.7%

 

97.1%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

59%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

<1%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

78

 

76

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

17.5 127.1
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
7.4 126.6
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
93 90
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2018

 

Highlights

The Commonwealth of Learning’s (COL) work in Brunei Darussalam is primarily in the area of tertiary education, through the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth.

Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth

Brunei Darussalam is a member of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). Initiated by and built on the support of Ministers of Education of developing small states of the Commonwealth, VUSSC supports the collaborative development and sharing of open educational resources to promote learning for sustainable development. Learn more about the VUSSC initiative

Partners

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's partners in Brunei Darussalam include: 

  •  Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council 
  •  Ministry of Education 
  •  Universiti Brunei Darussalam