St Kitts and Nevis

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The islands of St Kitts & Nevis form a small state of the Commonwealth in the Caribbean. With 261 square kilometres of territory, and roughly 50,000 inhabitants, it is the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere, in both area and population, as well as the world’s smallest sovereign federation (World Bank, 2022).

COL’s work in St. Kitts and Nevis is primarily in the areas of higher education through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) network, technology-enabled learning, and skills for work. Learners from St. Kitts and Nevis are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and benefitting from other available resources.


One TVET institution has developed an institutional ODL strategy and action plan.


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 St. Kitts and Nevis include:

  • Ministry of Education