Right for free education
Rapporteur-Farbod Dehghani: Education is the fundamental issue for progress in every country. As the research’s has been proved, as much as a country pay attention to it’s educational system, it will be more developed.
Unfortunately, many people can’t be graduated due to their poverty. Also Governments which are facing with budgeting problems, had decreased their aids to educational systems and it makes studying more xpensive
Free primary education is fundamental in guaranteeing everyone has access to education. However, in many developing countries, families often cannot afford to send their children to school, leaving millions of children of school-age deprived of education. Despite international obligations, some States keep on imposing fees to access primary education. In addition, there are often indirect costs associated with education, such as for schoolbooks, uniform or travel, that prevent children from low-income families accessing school.(1)
Yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty.
Normative instruments of the United Nations and UNESCO lay down international legal obligations for the right to education.
These instruments promote and develop the right of every person to enjoy access to education of good quality, without discrimination or exclusion. These instruments bear witness to the great importance that Member States and the international community attach to normative action for realizing the right to education. It is for governments to fulfil their obligations both legal and political in regard to providing education for all of good quality and to implement and monitor more effectively education strategies.(2)
Education is in danger of becoming an inherited privilege. The greatest predictor of a child’s likelihood of graduating college lies in the answer to the question, Did his parents graduate high school?
More student aid is being directed to wealthier students, further exacerbating the educational inequality problem.
Free higher education is an affordable dream. As Jeff Bryant of the Education Opportunity Network points out in his “free public higher education” petition, free higher education is not an unaffordable fantasy. If public colleges and universities were to be made available to qualified students without charging tuition, the total cost would be an estimated $62.6 billion. And, as Richard Long notes, approximately $69 billion is spent each year on government aid to students.(3)
Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.(4)