Here is today’s topic:
Education is not a luxury, but a basic human right and as such should be free.
Today I am going to ask you to do some research. Here is a link from UNESCO about education. Try to make some notes based on it and make up your mind whether you agree or not.
- Quality education aims to ensure the development of a fully-rounded human being.
- It is one of the most powerful tools in lifting socially excluded children and adults out of poverty and into society. UNESCO data shows that if all adults completed secondary education, globally the number of poor people could be reduced by more than half.
- It narrows the gender gap for girls and women. A UN study showed that each year of schooling reduces the probability of infant mortality by 5 to 10 per cent.
- For this human right to work there must be equality of opportunity, universal access, and enforceable and monitored quality standards.