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,
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.