Education System in Nauru
The Republic of Nauru is an island country in the Micronesian South Pacific. It is the world’s smallest island nation and the only republican state in the world, which have no official capital. The immediate neighbor to the Republic of Nauru is Australia. The country experiences a hot and humid climate throughout the years, because of its proximity to the equator and ocean. Furthermore, the monsoon rains hit Nauru between November and February.
Education in Nauru is compulsory for children in the age bracket 5 to 16 years wherein, it is provided free of cost. Secondary education is divided into two components: the first four years are compulsory, while the additional two years are optional. Students seeking higher education quite often do so in Australia.
There are two types of schools namely, schools administered by the government and schools administered by the Roman Catholic Churches. Altogether, are 6 infant schools, 2 primary schools, 1 secondary school, a technical school and a mission school in Nauru. Children who are citizens of Nauru spend an average of nine years in school.