It is a free and compulsory school for children aged
6-15. The elementary school is 8 years old and high school 2
years old. There are elementary schools in all the islands
and a high school for the whole country. The only higher
education institution is a maritime school, as well as a
subdivision of the University of South Pacific, both at
Funafuti. Other education can be taken in Fiji or other
countries by scholarship.