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Education And Legal Status Essay

1558 words - 6 pages

Should a child be allowed to get an education despite his/her legal status?
Three years ago, I witnessed an incident where a child was denied access to a local school because she didn’t have the relevant document needed by the school for registration. She was only nine when she migrated along with her parents to the Bahamas and her dream was to get into a primary school as soon as possible in order to pick up the necessary education needed to proceed to the next level, since she didn’t had the opportunity to get a start up education back at home. The document needed was a student permit or as many would call it a student visa that must be issued before migrating to other countries if a person wishes to further their education elsewhere. Since the child was unable to present this required document, admission was disapproved. Every child despite her legal status should be afforded the right to education. Many adults migrate voluntarily to other countries in search of a better life or future. Many dreamt of leaving their native land and seeking asylum in other countries in order that their children would be able to obtain proper schooling that they weren’t able to neither acquire nor provide. As a result, a lot of children are obliged to wander to other countries along with their parents not by choice but because their parents had to. One cannot blame or penalize a young child who had no decision in what her parents did in coming to a country. A child shouldn’t have to pay the consequences for an act she didn’t commit. The right of admission to education, the right to quality education and the right to respect within the learning environment should be granted to a child once she is able and willing to learn. According to Wikipedia, The free Encyclopedia on line, the word education in its technical sense is defined as the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills, and values from one generation to another. Permitting that child to pursue a good education would not only benefit her but also her immediate family, society and as a matter of fact every aspect of that child’s life. Regardless of a child legal status, education must be permitted because the right to education is a basic human right, education would reduce illiteracy among the people and education would benefit society.
Firstly a child should be allowed to get an education despite his/ her legal status because education is a basic human right. Every human being that belongs to the human race has the right to education without any prejudice of race, color, religion and nationality. A child has the right to primary, secondary and higher education. Many would say that education is an continuing process where a child has to surpass different level in order to be considered an educated individual. The first crucial stage of education where a child can either attain it in school or at home is primary education. A child should have the right to primary...

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