More than 90% of the Kiribati are literate. Schooling is
compulsory for children between the ages of 6 and 15, the
first six years in primary school, the following three years
in secondary school. Each atoll has at least one state
compulsory school, and almost all compulsory children attend
school. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Kiribati.
In 1991 there were three state and six private continuing
schools, teacher training, nurses and sailors as well as a
state college with technical education and two private
colleges. The University of the South Pacific at Fiji has a
branch in southern Tarawa. Nearly 18% of the state budget
went to the education sector in 1995.