Pocket statistics: Tertiary Education in Jamaica

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Overview of the tertiary education system in Jamaica

The country has a population of approximately 2,627 000 people with 43% reported to reside in rural areas and 31% of the population between 0 and 14 years of age. Over the last decade, participation rates for tertiary education have increased by 143%.

Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio Statistics

1990/91 1998/99 2000/01 2002/03 VUSSC Average
MF Total 7% - 16% 17% -
Male 8% - 11% 10% -
Female 6% - 22% 25% -

There are XX government funded tertiary education institutions in the country providing learning opportunities for XX students. A strategic priority for Jamaica's tertiary system is ...... Say something about ICT infrastructure and opportunities and challenges for elearning.

Government funded Tertiary Education Institutions

The University of the West Indies (Mona Campus, Bridgetown)

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Name of Institution The University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)
Website http://www.mona.uwi.edu/
Type of Institution University

The University of the West Indies has three campuses:

Cave Hill Campus (Barbados), Mona Campus (Jamaica) and St Augustine Campus (Trinidad and Tobago)

Main mode of delivery UWI is classed as Dual mode, but the majority of courses are solely Campus-based.
Number of students 14,494 (2005/6 figures)
Learning Management Systems Moodle
Overview of e-learning The Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC) is responsible for DE in all sixteen (16) English-speaking territories of the West Indies that UWI serves. These territories are Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St.Vincent and The Grenadines,Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands. UWIDEC uses “blended learning” as the delivery model (viz., a blend of print, online resources and e-tutorials, CD-Roms, audio-conferencing and face-to-face) and Moodle as its Learning Management System.

Some Mona Campus course lecturers are using e-learning to supplement to their face-to-face teaching. Mainly they use Moodle as their Learning Management System.

Name of institution (City)

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Name of Institution Enter name here
Website Eg http://www.col.org
Type of Institution Eg. University, Polytechnic, Community College etc
Main mode of delivery Eg. Campus-based, Single mode DE, Mixed Mode etc.
Number of students State number of students and year here, eg 13 547 (2004 fugures)
Learning Management System(s) For example ATutor, Moodle, KewlNextGen, Blackboard, WebCT etc.
Overview of e-learning Enter brief description of e-learning activities at the institution