Fiji is an archipelago of about 300 islands (100 inhabited) and 540 islets, spread over three million sq km, and has some 1,130 km of coastline. It has a population of almost 900,000. It is also home to a COL regional centre for the Pacific, the Pacific Centre for Open and Flexible Learning for Development.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

107,856

 

74,034

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20121

94%

 

86%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 1

n/a

 

n/a

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

n/a

 

n/a

Secondary (2012)

 

Tertiary (2012)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in June 2021

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

n/a

 

n/a

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

39%

 

78%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

n/a

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

73

 

67

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

8.7 117.8
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
1.5 147.5
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
44.6 50
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in March 2020

 

Highlights

Current work in Fiji is primarily in the areas of technical and vocational skills development and technologyenabled learning. Fiji is a member of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Learners from Fiji have also benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources. 

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 partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL's partners in Fiji include:

  • Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts
  • Fiji National University
  • Fulton Adventist University College
  • Pacific Centre for Flexible and Open Learning for Development
  • University of the South Pacific