The Education Ministry has announced that the age at which children have to be enrolled in the education system could be modified. “In a year, two at most, we should go to Parliament and say: it’s mandatory to be enrolled in kindergarten at the age of 5, then to enter the preparatory class,” Education Minister Remus Pricopie stated on Digi 24. “I will go to Parliament, but not now, we have to see the right moment in which I should ask for the modification of the moment children have to go to school. We had 7 years, we dropped it to 6. There are European states in which it is mandatory to enroll children in kindergarten at the age of 4. So we, probably in one year, maximum two, should go to Parliament and say that it is mandatory to be enrolled in kindergarten at the age of 5 and then to enter the preparatory class,” Education Minister Remus Pricopie stated. We point out that education is currently mandatory starting at the age of 6, children having to enroll in the preparatory class at this age. Mandatory education starting at the age of 6 was introduced through national education law number 1/2011 and this is the first school year that takes place on the basis of this law.