Saudi Arabia’s state rights watchdog has urged schools against using corporal punishment or other penalties that could discourage children from going to school.
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“Each child has the right to education. Efforts should be made to prevent children’s early dropping out of school,” the Human Rights Commission (HRC) said.
“Children’s rights include a commitment from the parent or the guardian to enroll the child at school without causing disruption in schooling,” the influential commission added. Should the child fail to attend, the school has to inquire about absence and refer the matter to competent agencies if the need arises, it said.
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