Barriers to access to education for migrant children

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Sobane, F.A.Momani, F.Bislimi, I.Nouns, W.Lunga
DEPARTMENT: Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10580
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/12809

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As migration trends escalate and child migrations patterns rise, G20 countries need to rethink policy frameworks and ensure that they facilitate ease of access to education for migrant children. Policies around regularization of stay, inclusive pedagogies and education funding should be strategically developed to enhance enrollments of children of school going age in schools. In the long run these children will become a worthwhile investment as a skilled labor force, participating meaningfully in the labour market and in the economy.