Compulsory education


Compulsory education, Compulsory school attendance or compulsory schooling refers to a period of education that is required of all people and is imposed by the government. This education may take place at a registered school or at other places. During compulsory parents are obliged to send their children to a certain school or homeschool them.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights requires, within a reasonable number of years, the principle of compulsory education free of charge for all. All countries, except Bhutan, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vatican City have compulsory education.

Related Problems:
Compulsory indoctrination
Education Education
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality Education
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
12.08.2020 – 20:00 CEST