There is a 9-year compulsory schooling for children aged
6-15. The elementary school is 6 years old, and the
secondary school is 6 years old. The College of the Marshall
Islands is headquartered on the island of Majuro. In 1995,
the University of South Pacific opened a department at
Dalap-Uliga-Darrit, the capital of the Marshall Islands; 20,000 residents.
The town is located 700 km N of Equator on the atoll (annular coral island)