The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education visits Senegal

Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Mr. Kishore Singh, visited Senegal from 10 to 14 January 2011.  Mr. Singh met with various Government authorities in the education sector, international organizations and NGOs. During his visit, he also went to see the Senegalese schools and daaras (Quranic schools) both in the capital and in the rural areas.

Mr. Singh drew special attention to issues such as access to  quality education as specified in the programme “Education for All”; access to quality technical schooling; strategies to face great challenges involving marginalized groups (girls, disadvantaged children, families living in extreme poverty, etc.); necessity to control the proliferation of private and religious schools; working conditions of teachers; access to  decent educational establishments; and financing of the educational system among others.  
The Special Rapporteur will present a report to the UN Human Rights Council describing the main findings of his mission to Senegal and providing recommendations on the improvement of the situation of the right to education in the country.
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