It is our ability to practice our rights effectively. One of the greatest things to consider while practicing our rights is responsibilities. This is because it is still bad to practice your right while you do not put your responsibility forth. South Africa is a wonderful country due to the fact that we have world known legendary leaders, and we are being secured every day. Rights protect us from various factors that might make our lives vulnerable.
One of the main rights to practice is the right to education. The right to education in such a manner that one has access to a good quality of education. Education that promotes individual freedom and empowerment is the one required to meet all the expectations of this right. This right can be practiced in many ways, such as studying anywhere one wants to study, getting superb education with qualified educators as in private schools, or institutions with good infrastructure or any other public school.
The South African government, in partnership with UNESCO, laid down an international legal obligation for the right to education. This partnership is responsible for promoting and developing the right of every person to enjoy access to education of good quality without discrimination. Education is a powerful tool by which economically and socially marginalized adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty and participate fully as citizens.
The South African government bears witness that every child at the age of six to seven years is at school. The National Economic and Social
Rights Initiative has an aim of developing each child’s personality and preparing children to participate in society. Therefore, it is the inspectors of education in different provinces of municipalities that check whether this duty is met or not.
Schools must respect the dignity of every child, creating an environment of respect, tolerance, and tranquillity in the classroom. Harming and humiliation of a child is not allowed, hence, because it leads to low self-esteem, reducing self-confidence and self-expression of a child. No child has to be discriminated against no matter the race, colour, sex, language, religion, political, nation or social origin, property, birth, or other status, especially on school premises.
Students, parents, and community members have the right to participate in decisions that affect their schools and the right to education. This is a vital role that should be played. School executives should not abuse the fact that parents and community members are also part of the school committee.
As I have said earlier, we also need to comprehend the responsibility around the right to education. We are also urged not to disrespect our educators by insulting or disobeying the rules. We do not have to vandalize the school infrastructure. We have to respect our fellow school mates. We all know that education is the weapon that one uses to defeat life obstacles and challenges that are in our way to achieve our goals.