In the Republic of Maldives, the school system provides for an obligatory instruction by 6 AI 16 years. Primary school lasts 7 seven years and, the remaining 3, constitute the formation of secondary degree. The country is in vogue use of school apron, usually grey or white. Each school has affixed its own symbol of recognition. Tourism also contributes to the use and dissemination of English: This need to communicate with tourists has been implemented even in school curricula, because English is used for teaching, in all subjects.