Caribbean Netherlands; MBO students by level, sector and domain


This table contains information about students who participate in secondary vocational education, MBO (‘middelbaar beroepsonderwijs’) in particular, on the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands. Only education that is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science is included in the tables. The numbers of students are given by region (Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba), by level (MBO-1,MBO-2, MBO-3, MBO-4) and by fields of education (‘sector’ and ‘domain’). Students in Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), a Caribbean education system that was introduced in school year 2019/’20 on St Eustatius and Saba, are not included in the figures.
As of 10 October 2010, the islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba have held the status of ‘special municipalities’ of the Netherlands. The education in the Caribbean Netherlands forms part of the Dutch national education system. The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science is responsible for education policies.

Data available from: school year 2009/'10.

Status of the figures:
Figures up to and including the 2018/'19 school year are final and the figures over school year 2019/'20 are provisional.

Changes as of 1 July 2020:
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When will new figures be published?
In the second quarter of 2021, the provisional figures over the 2019/'20 school year will be replaced by final figures and the provisional figures over the 2020/'21 school year will be published.

Caribbean Netherlands; MBO students by level, sector and domain

Education level Fields of education Caribbean Netherlands Periods Participants (number)
Total MBO Total fields of education Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 568
Total MBO Sector Economics Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 163
Total MBO Sector Technology Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 103
Total MBO Sector Health and welfare Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 175
Total MBO Combination of sectors Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 127
MBO entrance training Total fields of education Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 127
MBO entrance training Sector Economics Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 0
MBO entrance training Sector Technology Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 0
MBO entrance training Sector Health and welfare Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 0
MBO entrance training Combination of sectors Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 127
MBO level 2 Total fields of education Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 168
MBO level 2 Sector Economics Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 46
MBO level 2 Sector Technology Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 39
MBO level 2 Sector Health and welfare Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 83
MBO level 2 Combination of sectors Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 0
MBO level 3 Total fields of education Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 199
MBO level 3 Sector Economics Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 99
MBO level 3 Sector Technology Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 49
MBO level 3 Sector Health and welfare Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 51
MBO level 3 Combination of sectors Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 0
MBO level 4 Total fields of education Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 74
MBO level 4 Sector Economics Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 18
MBO level 4 Sector Technology Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 15
MBO level 4 Sector Health and welfare Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 41
MBO level 4 Combination of sectors Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 0
Source: CBS.
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