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.