A member of the European Union and the Commonwealth, Malta has a population of approximately 423,000. Literacy rates in the country are high, as are enrolment rates for both primary and secondary school. 

School-age Population by Education Level1

28,444

 

26,585

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20181

107%

 

107%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20181

69%

 

50%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

63.8%

 

35.8%

Secondary (2017)

 

Tertiary (2017)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in June 2021

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

93.5%

 

91.2%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

34%

 

66%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

9%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

83

 

79

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

58.2 140.2
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
43.7 110.5
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
82.9 81.4
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in March 2020

 

Highlights

COL’s work in Malta has been in the area of OER policy development. Malta hosts the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning and is a member of COL’s Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Participants from Malta have attended regional and international events hosted by COL, and learners have benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources. 

Partners

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 Malta include: 

  • Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs
  • Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning
  • National Commission for Further and Higher Education
  • University of Malta