"Education for all is important for three reasons. First, education is a right. Second,
education enhances individual freedom. Third, education yields important development benefits."
Education is not a privilage, it is a right. It has not been a choice; but a necessity.
Ever since, man has always looks on education as a stepping-stone for every success. That's why
every human follows the system of education. They regard education as an answer to eradicate
ignorance and slavery during ancient times.
The right to education is a fundamental human right. Every individual, irrespective of race,
gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion or political preference, age or disability,
is entitled to a free elementary education. This right is stated in Article 26 of the United Nations' Universal
Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted in 1948:
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and
fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education
shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the
basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the
strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding,
tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the
activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their
It is stated that elementary education should be compulsory, for it is the basic accessible
education that a man can have. Learning also involves the support and guidance of the parents.
The right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children was also
acknowledge. The right to be educated is the paramount of every right. Achieving the right to
basic education is one of the biggest moral challenges of our times. Without these basic
educations, we have to face the consequences that may affect our moral and educational
incompleteness. We cannot implement other rights if we are not familiar with those. Therefore,
the right to education must be fulfilled for every human individual.