Nauru is a small state of the Commonwealth and the world’s smallest independent republic. It has a population of about 10,000 and covers just 21 square kilometres. Literacy rates are high and the University of the South Pacific (USP) has a campus on the island.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

1,244

 

953

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

83.6%

 

81.9%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education1

n/a

 

n/a

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

50.0%

 

n/a

Secondary (2016)

 

Tertiary 

 

 

1. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in March 2020

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

n/a

 

n/a

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

n/a

 

n/a

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

5%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

83

 

75

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

0 94.6
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
9.5 37.8
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
18 57
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 Nauru is primarily in the area of technical and vocational skills development. Nauru is a member of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Learners from Nauru 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 Nauru include:

  • Department of Education
  • Department of Commerce, Industry and Enterprise
  • Taiwanese Technical Mission
  • USP Nauru Campus