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School and education in Lithuania

A national education system was organized in 1990. It is compulsory and free schooling from the children from 6 to 7 years until they are 16. The primary school is 4-years old, followed by a 6-year secondary school. The high school is 2 years old. The language of instruction is mainly Lithuanian, but there are also schools where it is taught in Russian, Polish, Belarusian and Yiddish. Some schools teach in several languages. There are private schools next to the public. The country has 15 public, higher education institutions, including 10 universities. The University of Vilnius, founded in 1579, is one of Europe's oldest universities. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Lithuania.

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