Human Right or Human Capital Approach: Walking the Path to Actualisation of Access to Basic Education in Africa

  • A. C. Onuora-Oguno


Having identified the challenge of the conceptualization of education in Africa and the effect it has on the development of the continent. I reiterated the need for education to be seen as a human right by African States. I take into cognizance the conflict that arises between the question on whether education should be seen as human rights or as human capital. I argue that education is a human right; it is the heart of sustainable development of any country …it is critical to the development of individuals and societies, and it helps pave the way to a successful and productive future. In this chapter I present my reasoning together with Professor Hansungule who was my LLD supervisor at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria South Africa. The first draft was presented at the International Association of constitutional Lawyers conference, University of Oslo.

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  • A. C. Onuora-Oguno
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  1. 1.University of IlorinIlorinNigeria

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