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Overview of the Tertiary Education System in Trinidad & Tobago

The Island has a population of approximately 269 000 people with 49% reported to reside in rural areas and 20% of the population between 0 and 14 years of age. Over the last decade, participation rates for tertiary education have increased by 31.57%.

Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio Statistics

1990/91 1998/99 2000/01 2002/03 VUSSC Average
MF Total 7% 6% 6% 9% -
Male 8% 5% 5% 7% -
Female 6% 7% 8% 11% -

There are XX government funded tertiary education institutions on the Island providing learning opportunities for XX students. A strategic priority for the Trinidad and Tobago tertiary system is ...... Say something about ICT infrastructure and opportunities and challenges for elearning.

Government funded Tertiary Education Institutions

College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad & Tobago, (Port of Spain)

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Name of Institution College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad & Tobago
Website under construction
Type of Institution Community College
Main mode of delivery Campus-based
Number of students Approx. 3500 (2005)
Learning Management System(s) not applicable
Overview of e-learning Most of the indigenous e-learning courses are offered by the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine. Many of the private institutions also offer courses through franchise relationships with international providers
If possible - the aggregate income composition of tertiary

education institutions between: Government grant, tuition fees, research & consulting income expressed as a percentage of total income

GOSTAATT-Government grant: 88% of total income; tuition fees: 12%.

The University of the West Indies (St Augustine Campus)

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Name of Institution The University of the West Indies (St Augustine Campus)
Website http://www.uwi.tt/
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  ??
Learning Management Systems ??
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 Cave Hill Campus course lecturers are using e-learning to supplement to their face-to-face teaching. Mainly they use WebCT as their Learning Management System.