Senate terms quality education as fundamental right of every child
November 20, 2023

The Senate today unanimously passed a resolution reaffirming the fundamental right of every child to access quality education, irrespective of their gender, location, or socio-economic status.

The resolution was moved by Sana Jamali in commemoration of the International Literacy Day.

It urged the government to take effective steps to promote literacy for children and youth in general and girls in particular in Pakistan, and also strengthen the non-formal education system on an urgent basis to deliver programs.

The House also called for promoting skills-based and innovative learning models to provide the right to education to out-of-school children, youth with special focus on girls’ education to facilitate life-long learning;

It recommended that comprehensive awareness campaigns should be launched to inform both urban and rural communities about the significance of education through outreach programs, workshops, and community events in collaboration with all stakeholders and partners.

The resolution urged the government to prioritize and substantially increase funding for education and literacy programs and devise mechanisms for ensuring transparency in the allocation and utilization of budgets for education in the country.

Four bills were introduced in the Senate today.