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Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad & Tobago is a small state of the Commonwealth, with a largely rural population of over 1.5 million (World Bank, 2022).

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


National programme launched to scale upskilling based on the success of COL’s Skills Online partnerships with Coursera, Grow with Google and Udemy. 9,790 learners have enrolled with 4,060 certificates being issued.


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 Trinidad and Tobago include:

  • Ministry of Education
  • University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT)
  • University of the West Indies, St Augustine
  • Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP)

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Ms Anna M. Singh
Director, Curriculum Planning and Development Division
Ministry of Education

Notable Mentions

Dr Olabisi Kuboni, COL Honorary Fellow

Professor Clement Sankat, former member of COL Board of Governors

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