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Nauru (population: 12,581 in 2019) has a primary net enrolment rate of 93.7% (2016)1 and a secondary school completion rate of 71.8% (2016)1. The youth unemployment rates (15-24 years old) is 45.5 % (2011)2. Nauru is a member of the regional University of the South Pacific (USP), which supports public efforts to increase access to affordable and relevant tertiary educational services within the region. The USP campus in Nauru offers courses for primary teacher education, and the Nauru Vocational Training Centre offers formal classes in technical skills.  

Internet connectivity is available to 62% (2017)3 of the population, and mobile-cellular subscriptions are at 95 per 100 people (2017)3. Infrastructure is available for distance and technology-enabled learning and for expanding access to education and training in Nauru. The Nauru National Sustainable Development Strategy 2005–2025 includes goals to develop an ICT sector delivering a range of services that are responsive to changes in technology, and plans to provide all libraries with ICT facilities. For more information, read COL Country Report: Nauru 2015-2021.  

  1. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in June 2021
  2. ILO. 2017. Improving Labour Market Outcomes in the Pacific: Policy Challenges and Priorities, pp. 40
  3. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in March 2020

resources for nauru

OER Collection for Teachers in Nauru