Importance Of Primary Education

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International human rights norms assert that there vests in every individual right to education and that, at a bare minimum, access to primary or elementary education should be free to all children without any discrimination whatsoever. The Committee on ESC in its General Comment No. 13 emphasized the importance of education as a fundamental human right and its intrinsic role in the realisation of other human rights: “Education is both a human right in itself and an indispensable means of realising other human rights. As an empowerment right, education is the primary vehicle by which economically and socially marginalised adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty and obtain the means to participate fully in their communities.”…show more content…
With regard to higher education, the Convention entails that the state should confer upon the refugees treatment which is “as favourable as possible, and in any event, not less favourable than that accorded to aliens generally.” International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights On right to education, Articles 13 and 14 of the ICESCR along with General Comment No. 13 Committee of ESC provides: a) Primary education must be free and compulsory to all; b) Definite measure must be taken by the states for the realization of free secondary education for everyone; c) Higher education must be made available to all who have relevant qualification; and d) Technical and secondary vocational education must be made available to all individuals without any…show more content…
Article 29 of the CRC exemplifies the aims of education for the children and identifies the liberty of individuals and other bodies as well to establish and direct educational institutions. Article 23 deals with the right of education of disabled children. Every refugee children is entitled to the benefit of right to education recognised in CRC. The ESC Committee has stated that “education has to be flexible so it can adapt to the needs of changing societies and communities and respond to the needs of students within their diverse social and cultural settings”. Thus the basic human right to education must be adapted to meet the particular needs of refugee children in order to expedite their assimilation into the local community and also to ensure that they are not educationally disadvantaged in comparison to other children of

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