THE RIGHT TO BASIC EDUCATION OF RURAL CHILDREN IN SUIZHOU, HUBEI PROVINCEComments Off on THE RIGHT TO BASIC EDUCATION OF RURAL CHILDREN IN SUIZHOU, HUBEI PROVINCE
THE RIGHT TO BASIC EDUCATION
OF RURAL CHILDREN IN SUIZHOU, HUBEI PROVINCE
Report on an investigation conducted in 2005
Education policy is a fundamental and essential part of every government’s long-term strategy. It is every citizen’s basic human right to receive an education and have access to education on a fair and equal basis. This is one of the necessary criteria for achieving economic rights and is a prerequisite for the development of politically-related rights and freedoms. The extent to which citizens are able to enjoy the right to education is important not only for the individuals concerned, but also for the development of the nation. Due to the limitations and restrictions of China’s educational system, and the severe criticism it has attracted over a period of many years, we have undertaken field investigations into the state of education in rural areas in order to assess educational conditions in those areas, with particular reference being made to the rights of rural children to basic education.