Education System in Wallis and Futuna Islands

Primary Education

There are barely 16,000 people living on these tiny Pacific Islands, and education is hardly a sophisticated affair, although it is compulsory for children aged between 6 and 16. The main education medium in village schools is French. Primary school lasts for 5 years.

Secondary Education

There is a general expectation that children attend a lower secondary school for a period of several years, although these can be difficult to commute to, for children living in remoter rural areas. Students aspiring to senior secondary education go to New Caledonia or French Polynesia instead, or even France, where they could study at tertiary levels too.

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