Reading this Report
will make you angry. It reveals how ill fares the right to education today.
Globally, it is denied despite pretty United Nations’ rhetoric on human rights mainstreaming and rights-based development. Its denial is epitomized in levying charges even in primary school, thus pricing it out of the reach of the poor.
This bitter reality of economic exclusion from education is evidenced in no less than 22 different types of fees in primary school which should legally be free.
Children and young people are silent victims of global bureaucracies, whose creative statistics and evasive vocabulary disguise their failure to translate any of the promises made into reality.
The law, which mandates education to be free and compulsory, has been cast aside. Education should be free but it is for-fee.