A small state of the Commonwealth with a population of about 90,000, Seychelles has played a major role in the establishment and expansion of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). A Seychelles national, John Lesperance, is currently COL’s Education Specialist, VUSSC. Seychelles has contributed to COL’s budget since 2008.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

9,641

 

7,502

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

79.8%

 

79.3%

Female

 

Male

 

 

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

2.1%

 

0.6%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

58.4%

 

50%

Secondary(2011)

 

Tertiary (2012)

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

92.3%

 

91.4%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

n/a

 

n/a

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

44%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

78

 

69

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

23.4 147.3
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
12.9 9.9
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
59.3 50.4
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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