An island off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a small state of the Commonwealth, with a population of about 1.26 million. Mauritius’ history with COL dates back to the very early days of COL, when Sir John Daniel (later, COL’s third President) conducted a national consultancy in Mauritius. Also, the first President of COL, the late Professor James Maraj, served as Executive Director of the Mauritius Tertiary Education Commission, 1995¬–1997. The country is a regular contributor to COL’s budget.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

131,237

 

101,000

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20121

97.8%

 

93.9%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20131

45.3%

 

37.2%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

59.3%

 

n/a

Secondary(2012)

 

Tertiary (2012)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2015

 

Literacy rate (2011)1

88.7%

 

92.0%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

42%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

19%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

78

 

70

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

29.2 123.2
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
12.5 28.8
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
48.5 39
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in April, 2015