GENERAL INFORMATION ON ENROLMENTS IN KIRIBATI.
Hi, my name is Eritai and I'am currently working at the Statistic Unit at the Ministry of Education in Kiribati. The main purpose of our unit is to provide statistical analysis on the number of children attending Primary, Junior Secondary ,Senior Secondary School's and Technical/Vocational Institutes in Kiribati.
There are six School types in Kiribati mainly divided into Pre-School, Primary Schools, Combined/Junior Secondary Schools, Junior Secondary Schools, Senior Secondary Schools and Technical/Vocational Institutes. There are 91 Primary Schools, 2 Combined/Junior Secondary Schools, 24 Junior Secondary Schools, 16 Senior Secondary Schools and 4 Technical/Vocational Institutes in Kiribati.
The Education System has divided Kiribati into four major districts so that there is less complication within the system. The districts are the Northern District, the Central District, Southern District and Linnix District.
The gross Enrolment for Early Childhood Education is 50.88%. Students in Primary Schools who have attended Pre-School is 78.72%. There are 77% enrollments by Females and 80% of enrolments by males who have attended Pre-School in the year 2006.
There are currently 42 Primary Schools in the Northern District, 18 in the Central District, 23 in the Southern District and 8 in the Linnix District. The total number of Enrolments in Primary Schools for the year 2006 is 16,239. The total number of Females enrolled in Primary Schools is 7922. The total number of Males enrolled in Primary Schools is 8317. The total number of Primary Teachers is 618 for the year 2006.
There are 9 Junior Secondary Schools in the Northern District, 5 in the Central District, 7 in the Southern District and 3 in the Linnix District. The total enrolments for Junior Secondary Schools in the year 2006 is 7163. 3755 females and 3408 males enrolled into Junior Secondary Schools for the year 2006. The total number of Junior Secondary School Teachers for the year 2006 is 377.
There are 10 Senior Secondary Schools in the Northern District, 2 in the Central, 2 in the Southern and 2 in the Linnix district. The number of enrollments for Senior Secondary Schools in the year 2006 is 4296. 2315 females and 1981 males enrolled into Senior Secondary Schools for the year 2006. There are 256 teachers in Senior Secondary Schools for the year 2006.
There is an Education Digest available at the Statistics Unit at the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports for more detailed information.For further information on education and Kiribati in general Return to The_Republic_of_Kiribati.
FURTHER EDUCATION IN KIRIBATI
There 6 Tertiary Education in Kiribati that provide further Education to students leaving Secondary level. They are Tarawa Technical Institute, Kiribati Teacher's College, Marine Training Center, Kiribati School of Nursing, Kiribati Police Acedamy, Fisheries Training Center and a University of the South Pacific extension center.
Tarawa Technical Institute offers a range of vocational training ranging from 2 weeks to 3 years for which it charges fees ranging from $40 to $200. In 2002, the staff included a principal, 24 lecturers, an administrative support staff of 9, and a librarian as well as a number of part time lecturers.Tarawa Technical Institute enrolled 1,072 students in 2000. Generally, students were employed office workers and other self employed persons, with some students and school leavers. They enrolled in courses in language, secretarial and business, computing, management,mechanical and electrical engineering, building and carpentry, accounting, finance mathematics, and Science. In addition TTI provides local government training and provides trainer support to the extension campus of the extension campus of the USP and MTC as needed.
The University of the South Pacific has an extension center in Tarawa, which offers distance and flexible learning programs from preliminary certificate courses(at Form 6 level) to foundation courses, which prepare students for admission to degrees studies at the University.
PROSPECTS OF FORMAL EDUCATION
Kiribati is still laying a sound foundation for the continued development of a literate population. Successive governments' commitment to providing more and better education has been reflected in the consistent allocation to the Ministry of around 20% of government recurrent expenditure.
Up to and after Independence, the completion of 8 or 10 years of formal Education meant a very chance of landing a government job or a Scholarship for further Education. Attitudes to education are still colored by the memories of those days, but the reality is now quite different. Around 1,700 students - soon to reach 2,000 and growing - leave School every year.