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18-Dec-2013  
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Right to education is a universal right recognized in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as a human right, this has been advocated in various forms since its inception.

It aims to make education accessible to every child, regardless of one’s gender, age or location.

In Accra, based on a research conducted by Youth Eye Innovations (Youth Advocacy Group), it has been clear that right to education has been narrowed down to just provision of infrastructure, teachers, and educational material, to the detriment of the psychological and intelligence quotient {IQ} capacity of children to absorb and understand what they are been taught in class. This however leads to poor performance by most pupils. Factors’ leading to poor academic performance within our educational cycles has received less attention from all stakeholders. Unfortunately with blame narrowed down to pupil and sometimes teachers for poor academic results of the children

Governments, Civil Society among other eminent bodies over the years have supported “needy but brilliant students”, an initiative laudable and commendable, but ignoring the “needy but less brilliant pupil”.

The report also reveals factors’ ranging from Health, phobia of particular subjects and teachers(maths, science, French) coupled with family instability and peer influence, this notably has a major impact, psychologically on the mental growth of most children.

Parents take advantage of the FCUBE system, by sending their wards to school without appreciating its value and relevance’s, ignoring the psychological need of the children which they might not be preview to.

This finding however goes contrary to the universal right to education which is not only the physical presence of a child in the class, but the mental capacity to understand and absorb, as well as any other factors outside the school environment.
YOUTH EYE INNOVATIONS as an advocacy group has set up HI HELPLINE CLUBS in various schools to assist these unfortunate pupils.
We appeal to Government and relevant stakeholders to focus much attention on these unfortunate ones, towards attaining an equal access to education.

SAMUEL AWUNI
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
 
 
 

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