Tuvalu - Education

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All children receive free primary education from the age of seven. Education is compulsory for seven years. The Tuvaluan school system has seven years of primary and six years of secondary education. Secondary education is provided at Motufoua, a former church school on Vaitupu now jointly administered by the government. In 1994, 1,906 students were enrolled in 11 primary schools. In 1990, secondary schools had 345 students with 31 teachers. Tuvalu Marine School was opened in 1979 with Australian aid. In the same year, the University of the South Pacific (Fiji) established an extension center at Funafuti.

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Jun 7, 2007 @ 10:22 pm
I think that all education should be equal among the Tuvaluan's and I believ that the sooner the ideal is solved the better the futers will be for the Tuvaluan's creating a better econamy for a great country.
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Oct 27, 2007 @ 7:07 am
I am a Filipino but i am concerned about the future of tuvaluan children and youth.The government must encouge childrens to study for a better future
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Aug 17, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
Hi, I am retiring next year and going to sail in that direction. I have been a successful Boat Engine Mechanic for 30 years, and have taught mechanics in the US and Mexico. Is there an opportunity to teach Vocational-Technical courses in your Educational System? Money is NOT an issue. Sincerely, Keith Carver

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