The civil society has called for the realignment of the Education Act of 2006 to the new constitution to ensure that all children access primary education.

As the government moves towards achieving universal access to education for all, civil society organisations said this will be possible if the Education Act of 2006 is realigned to the new constitution.

“Cases of child marriages and child labour are worsened by lack of access to primary education, hence the need to ensure that children are in school,” Women’s Caucus member, Mrs Jasmine Toffa said.

Meanwhile, the Education Amendment Bill of 2016 amends various provisions of the act so that it complies with the constitution.

It however notes that some of the rights are subject to the availability to the state of resources necessary to enable the enjoyment of the rights.