Education is free and compulsory between the ages of five and 16. All of Pitcairn's seven children were enrolled in school in 2000. The island's children have produced a book in Pitkern and English called "Mi Bas Side orn Pitcairn=My Favourite Place on Pitcairn" (National Library of New Zealand Catalogue).
As the “Cradle of Civilisation” Iraq has a long educational heritage. However, the educational system in Iraq has suffered along with all other sectors due to chronic shortages of resources resulting from the UN sanctions imposed on the country when it invaded neighboring Kuwait in 1990/91. Iraqi schools have little or no access to books, supplies, equipment or any other resources.
Due to the committed stance of the government of Jordan, education in Jordan has reached a new pinnacle of development. The country has given due recognition of the role of education in the formation of human resources, reflected in its commitment to make basic education accessible to all.
Primary education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is free and compulsory. The education system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is governed by three government ministries: theMinistère de l’Enseignement Primaire, Secondaire et Professionnel (MEPSP), the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et Universitaire (MESU) and the Ministère des Affaires Sociales (MAS).