A group of many islands and cays in the Caribbean, St Vincent & The Grenadines is a small state of the Commonwealth with a population of about 110,000. Enrolment rates are high for both primary and secondary school. 

School-age Population by Education Level1

9,250

 

9,770

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

106.2%

 

107.6%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education1

n/a

 

n/a

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

66.7%

 

n/a

Secondary(2015)

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

n/a

 

n/a

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

56%

 

80%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

13%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

76

 

72

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

18.3 105.7
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
14.9 49.6
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
63.9 65.6
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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

 

Highlights

The Commonwealth of Learning’s (COL) work in St Vincent and the Grenadines is primarily in the area of tertiary education, through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth.

Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth

St Vincent and the Grenadines 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. 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 St. Vincent and the Grenadines include the Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Information.