Education

According to article 28 in the convention on the right of a child every child has the right to an education which develops their personality, talents and abilities to the full. Primary education must be free for all children.

Article 28: (Right to education): All children have the right to a primary education, which should be free. Wealthy countries should help poorer countries achieve this right. Discipline in schools should respect children’s dignity. For children to benefit from education, schools must be run in an orderly way – without the use of violence. Any form of school discipline should take into account the child’s human dignity. Therefore, governments must ensure that school administrators review their discipline policies and eliminate any discipline practices involving physical or mental violence, abuse or neglect. The Convention places a high value on education. Young people should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education of which they are capable.

Right now, however, 67 million children are still being denied their right to go to school.

Time to make a change! /Maria

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Text: http://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Rights_overview.pdf ,http://www.unicef.org.uk/UNICEFs-Work/Our-mission/Childrens-rights/Education/

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