Dominica is a small state of the Commonwealth with a population of about 73,000. Known for its unspoilt natural beauty, the island nation is a developing economy with a dominant agricultural base.

School-age Population by Education Level1

4,791

 

6,868

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20151

99.8%

 

101.2%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
 

n/a

 

n/a

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

72.8%

 

n/a

Secondary (2016)

 

Tertiary

 

 

1. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in June 2019

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

n/a

 

n/a

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2014)1

n/a

 

n/a

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

13%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

77

 

72

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

3.6 102
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
15.7 90.5
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
56.8 69.6
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in June 2019

 

Highlights

COL’S work in Dominica is primarily in the areas of higher education, open educational resources (OER), OER policy development, open/innovative schooling, teacher education and technical and vocational education and training.

Teacher Education

  • COL partnered with the Joint Board of Teacher Education in the Caribbean region and developed diagnostic instruments for children with special learning needs.

Learn more about COL Teacher Education 

Technology-Enabled Learning

Learn more about COL Technology-Enabled Learning.

Technical and Vocational Skills Development

Learn more about COL TVSD

Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth

Dominica is a member of the VUSSC.

  • Dominica State College is involved with VUSSC

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 Dominica include the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development.