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A Polynesian island nation with a population of just under 10,000, Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world. The literacy rate is high, so Tuvalu’s educational focus is on developing vocational skills.


COL’s current work in Tuvalu is primarily in the areas of technical and vocational skills development and tertiary education through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Tuvalu benefits from the activities of the Pacific Centre for Flexible and Open Learning for Development. Learners from Tuvalu have also benefited from open online courses and other COL resources.


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 partners in Tuvalu include:

  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • USP Tuvalu Campus

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Mr Neaki Letia
Director, Education Department
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

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