Education rights in Tibet

April 16, 2007 11:52pm CST
It is a basic right of every children to study subjects of their own interest. In every corner of the world,children are free to take any subjects. The right to education can be characterized as 'empowerment right' which provides the individual with control over his or her life and the power to interact meaningfully in his or her community.Education, whilst constituting a human right in itself, is also a precondition for the enjoyment of other human rights.The individual's right to education is central to a State's right to develof.with equal access to education,comes in theory,an equal access to resources,opportunities, and empowerment; it follows that with the aggregate of such individual advancement comes national progress.Futhermore,the enjoment of many civil and political rights,such as freedom of information and expression,requires a minimum level of education,which includes literacy. howerver in tibet, many tibetan children are being deprived of access to basic education, a basic human right asa enshrined in the Universal Declartion of Human Rights (UDHR) where "everyone has the right to education and education shall be provided free of cost at least in the elementary and fundamental stages". due to lasck of school availability in rural Tibet,and in some case exorbitant fees charged by school and government authorities,deprived many Tibetan children from accessing basic education.A few education opportunities available to Tibetan were only meant to indoctrinate the mind of Tibetan children with communist political ideology. The aim of school education is to develop the children's ability to function in society,and thereby reise the level of competence of society for all people.Ironically,China is using education as a tool to further tighten its hold on Tibet by laying down several preconditions in getting admission in high school. The education policy of the People's Republic of China(PRC) is designed to inculcate love for "communism" and the "motherland" and demands the denunciation of the Dalai Lama and his "clique" in exile.
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