Letter To the Editor
Time for an inclusive quality education
We need to set some priority areas, particularly the right to inclusive and equitable quality education (IEQE). It is not only a human right in itself but is also of paramount importance for the exercise of all other human rights. Due to its importance, sustainable development goal 4 (SDG 4) provides a detailed outline and set of indicators and targets in order to ensure IEQE.
In defining IEQE, UNICEF emphasises quality learners such as early childhood development; quality learning environments such as inclusive school environment and quality of infrastructure; quality content such as student-centred, non-discriminatory, standards-based curriculum structures; quality processes such as continuing support for student-centred learning; and quality outcomes.
To ensure the right to inclusive and equitable quality education keeping SDG 4 in sight, the government and relevant stakeholders should take the necessary policy recommendations into consideration.