The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development emphasizes the importance of education in building and advancing societies, as it is an inherent human right in itself, and at the same time an indispensable means for the realization of other human rights.
It’s worth noticing that the date of (24) January was adopted as International Education Day on (3) December (2018), to provide quality and inclusive education for all, and to emphasize its pivotal role in building sustainable and resilient societies, and it was Resolution No. (73/25), which was co-authored by 59 Member States, through which an invitation was extended to celebrate it with the participation of all bodies of the United Nations, civil society, academic institutions, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and individuals.
For his part, Saeed Abdel Hafez, General Coordinator of the Coalition, pointed out that education contributes to the development and reform of society and is one of the most important reasons to get rid of unjustified and stereotypical traditions that hinder development.
He added that education as an empowering right is the tool that enables the individual to advance his economic conditions and participate in society as well as empower women.
He explained that the Egyptian Constitution in Article (19) affirms the right to education, and it comes at the forefront of the objectives of the National Strategy for Human Rights to reduce illiteracy, expand the establishment of schools for all educational levels, improve the quality of education and develop the scientific research system.