Training The compulsory schooling applies from the age of six. The school is 11 years old, of which 9 years are compulsory. Admission to universities and other higher education requires 11-year school or 9-year compulsory school combined with secondary education. Georgian is the dominant language of instruction with the exception of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (82% of Georgia schools had the 1996/97 academic year as Georgian language); In addition, there are schools with teaching on e.g. Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian….