St Vincent and The Grenadines

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A group of many islands and cays in the Caribbean, St Vincent and the Grenadines is a small state of the Commonwealth with a population of over 100,000 (World Bank, 2022).

COL’s work in St. Vincent and the Grenadines 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. Vincent and the Grenadines are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and benefitting from other available resources.


  • Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr Ralph Gonsalves, described COL as “an institution of solidarity”.
  • 2,508 learners from St. Vincent and the Grenadines have enrolled with 972 certificates being issued through the Skills Online Programme.


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. Vincent and the Grenadines include:

  • Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Information
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC)

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Mrs Kay Martin-Jack
Chief Education Officer
Ministry of Education & National Reconciliation

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