Education Is A Fundamental Human Right Essay

1320 Words Oct 5th, 2016 6 Pages
Since 1948 following the Pronouncement of Universal Human Rights, Education has officially been recognized as a fundamental human right. Moreover, it has been acknowledged through numerous accords such as the “United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization” (UNESCO), the “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women,” and the “International Covenant on Economics, Social, and Cultural Rights.” These treaties established the entitlement of children to a compulsory free primary education and further obligation for the respective governments to establish post-primary education that all children can access as well as providing higher education that is equitable to all. The main aim of entitling education as a right to children is because education enhances children’s individual development. Also, it makes them respect others rights and freedoms; thus, enabling them to be active participants in a free society since it instills tolerance, understanding, and friendship. Children’s right to education surpasses just basic provision of the education but also bares an obligation to remove all barriers and discriminations at all levels of the educational system. For refugee children in the host countries, their right to access the standard education remains denied (Smith, 2016).
In children and adolescents, cognitive, healthy, and emotional development thrives when they live in an environment that provides safety and ample learning…

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