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Education is a child’s basic right. Since 2010 when the 18th Amendment enshrined education as a fundamental human right in the constitution under Article 25A of the constitution of Pakistan 1973, it made “free and compulsory education” a right to all children of the age from 5 to 16 in Pakistan.
If education was indeed an area of high priority and governments wanted to accomplish something, there would be a lot more debate on educational issues in political parties and government circles. Unfortunately, our society is on the verge of a civil war because we have created two different worlds. The one is rich, it gets richer day by day and the other one is poor and, it’s getting poor day by day. We have practically made our one section of society devoid of all the basic dignities which the humans should enjoy.
Factors linked to poverty such as unemployment, illness and the illiteracy; multiply the risk of non-schooling and the drop-out rate of a child by 2. Education is a powerful tool by which economically and socially adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty and unemployment and participate fully as citizens.
Hence, education always has been, and always will be, the most effective way to combat adversity. There is no organized effort by government in any province to ensure that all children study. By putting more focus on it and early childhood development measures, children will hopefully be less interested and prone to committing crimes as they get older.
We have practically made our one section of society devoid of all the basic dignities which the humans should enjoy.