The Gambia, having left the Commonwealth in 2013, rejoined on 8 February 2018. It is the smallest nation in mainland Africa. 

 

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

304,846

 

197,631

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20101

49%

 

51%

Female

 

Male

 

 

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

2%

 

3%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

n/a

 

7.9%

Secondary

 

Tertiary (2012)

 

 

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

1.9 139.5
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0.2 36.8
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
9.6 19.8
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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

 

Highlights

COL’s current work in The Gambia is primarily in the area of teacher education. The Gambia is a member of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Learners from The Gambia 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 The Gambia include:

  • Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education
  • Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology
  • The Gambia College
  • University of The Gambia