Solberg: – Education should be a human right

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and former Prime Minister of Britain Gordon Brown.Oslo.Prime Minister Erna Solberg and former Prime Minister of Britain Gordon Brown.Photo : Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

Investing in girls’ education is one of the most important things we can do, said former prime minister of the UK, Gordon Brown at a news conference in Oslo about ensuring schooling for the children of the world.

Oslo is host to this conference where 25 heads of state and political leaders gather to discuss new ideas on how to ensure schooling for the children of the world. Nearly 60 million children worldwide receive no schooling, and billion investments are needed.

– Investment in education is an investment in the rest of society. If we put education first, the world will reap substantial gains in terms of development and prosperity, said Prime Minister Erna Solberg  ahead of the summit on Monday.

Last year, Solberg launched an international commission with almost 30 members who will try to strengthen funding and bring in more resources.

Solberg said at the press conference on Monday, that education should be a human right, and that all children should have the opportunity to learn and to participate in education.

She also said that there is still a long way to go, but that the commission’s work is an important step on the road.

One of the ideas to be discussed in Oslo is what is known as affordable private schools.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

 

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