A small state of the Commonwealth with a population of about 92,000, Seychelles has played a major role in the establishment and expansion of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). 

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

9,318

 

6,575

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20181

84.2%

 

78.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20181

23.3%

 

11.2%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

58.1%

 

50.0%

Secondary (2018)

 

Tertiary (2018)

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

92.3%

 

91.4%

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

44%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

78

 

69

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

20.9 184.3
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
20.3 80.5
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
58.7 58.8
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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

Highlights

The Commonwealth of Learning’s (COL) work in Seychelles includes the area of tertiary education, through the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth.

Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth

Seychelles is a member of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). Initiated by and built on the support of Ministers of Education of developing small states of the Commonwealth, VUSSC supports the collaborative development and sharing of open educational resources (OER) to promote learning for sustainable development. COL and the University of Seychelles’ James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute recently collaborated on the development of a new massive open online course titled “Understanding the Blue Economy”, which will be offered by the University of Seychelles and available to learners globally. Learn more about the VUSSC initiative.

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 Seychelles include: 

  •  Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development
  •  Seychelles Institute of Art & Design
  •  University of Seychelles