An Asian nation of about 5.4 million people, Singapore possesses a wealth of education resources. Singapore’s institutions and professionals contribute to the advancement of open and distance learning and the use of information and communications technologies for education in the region.

School-age Population by Education Level1

260,576

 

367,384

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

107.7%

 

108.6%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20131

70.8%

 

68.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

65.9%

 

35.2%

Secondary(2009)

 

Tertiary (2013)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in May 2018

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

94.4%

 

98.5%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

54%

 

75%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

24%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

85

 

80

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

34.7 148.2
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
27 148.2
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
86.6 81
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2018

 

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 Singapore include the Ministry of Education.