Childrens rights

28. 1. States 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:

a) Make primary education compulsory and available free to all;

b) Encourage 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;

c) Make higher education accessible to all on the basis of

capacity by every appropriate means;

d) Make educational and vocational information and guidance

available and accessible to all children;

e) Take measures to encourage regular attendance at schools and

the reduction of drop-out rates.

2. States 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.

3. States Parties shall promote and encourage international

co-operation 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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