Until the late 1980s, Moldova's education system was an
integral part of the Soviet system. During 1990 and 1991
major educational reforms were undertaken with the
modernization and avideologization of curricula and the
literary curriculum. The Moldovsk national language has
replaced Russian as the dominant language of instruction.
The compulsory compulsory school lasts for 11 years from the
age of 6 children. Four-year primary school is followed by a
7-year high school (5 + 2). About. 78% of children attend
primary school, approx. 68% take higher education. In 2001,
there were 49 universities, of which 35 were private.