Right to Education
Parties recognize the right of the child to education, and with a view
to achieving this right progressively and on the basis of equal opportunity,
they shall, in particular:
primary education compulsory and available free to all;
the development of different forms of secondary education, including
general and vocational education, make them available and accessible
to every child, and take appropriate measures such as the introduction
of free education and offering financial assistance in case of need;
higher education accessible to all on the basis of capacity by every
educational and vocational information and guidance available and
accessible to all children;
measures to encourage regular attendance at schools and the reduction
of drop-out rates.
Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that school discipline
is administered in a manner consistent with the child's human dignity
and in conformity with the present Convention.
Parties shall promote and encourage international cooperation in matters
relating to education, in particular with a view to contributing to
the elimination of ignorance and illiteracy throughout the world and
facilitating access to scientific and technical knowledge and modern
teaching methods. In this regard, particular account shall be taken
of the needs of developing countries.
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