With the celebration of the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting, 2012, yesterday, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and broadcasters around the globe have emphasized the need for every child of school going age to be enrolled in school.
In this regard, the UNICEF has made an appeal to government , private sector, national institutions, media education professionals, communities, parents and other stakeholders to renew their commitment to ensure that children have access to quality education.
This year’s theme, Every child in school, emphasizes the need for all children, both girls and boys, to access schooling and receive quality education up to secondary school level. Through their support, broadcasters will produce special TV and radio programme raising awareness among parents and caregivers on the importance of enrolling out-of-school children, especially girls.
The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting is an international event where on the first Sunday of March, thousands of broadcasters in more than a hundred countries help children to be directly involved in radio and television programme, production and presentation. As a result, children share experience with their peers, and give voice to their hopes and dreams.
“Ensuring access to free and quality education for all children, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, is both a right in principle and a right in practice. Investing in education is an investment in the future, an investment that both underpins the government’s framework for Economic Growth and is a catalyst for human growth and development.