Lipovu operates seven educational institutions, including preschool, primary and secondary schools. institutions are located in buildings that are very old and neglected. Higher education facilities are situated at Segarcea about 10 km away, and at Craiova.
These Children attending the schools learn both Roma and Romanian and there is frequent inter-ethnic conflict.
The level of education is far from outstanding, with many cases of illiteracy and dropout.
The causes of these phenomena are common in isolated areas such as the commune of Lipovu and include poverty, lack of stable jobs, and poor information on the benefits conferred by education.