IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 8, August 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Jairus Casian mlowe
The female child’s right to education is a complex right, therefore it is important to discuss and evaluate female child’s right to education in reference to both regional and international legal instruments and its effect on the female child’s right to education. A vast right and a notion vastly recognized by most nations across the globe “the right to education” has been emphasized to a large extent by the United Nations (UN) organization in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).Article 1 (2) of the Convention Against Discrimination in Education (CADE), United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 1960, prepared by the UNESCO, defines education as being, “all types and levels of education, and includes access to education, the standard and equality of education, and the conditions under which it is given.” This article examines relevant international, regional, and domestic Tanzanian laws providing for female child’s right education. It seeks to prompt discussion by identifying ambiguities where female child’s is inadequately protected and is exposed to exclusion and expulsion from schools. This article suggests that Mainland Tanzanian laws must be in alignment with regional and international laws for protecting and advancing the female child’s right to education as a basic right.