A member of the European Union and the Commonwealth, Malta has a population of 530,000. Literacy rates in the country are high, as are enrolment rates for both primary and secondary school.
COL’s work in Malta has been in the area of OER policy development. Malta hosts the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning and is a member of COL’s Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Participants from Malta have attended regional and international events hosted by COL, and learners have 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.
COL’s partners in Malta include:
- Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs
- Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning
- National Commission for Further and Higher Education
- University of Malta
Dr Alexander Grech
Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning (3CL)
Reverend Professor Peter Serracino Inglott, member of COL’s Founding Board of Governors