Sri Lanka: CESCR, Concluding Observations, E/C.12/LKA/CO/5, para. 63, 23 June 2017

Sri Lanka: CESCR, Concluding Observations, E/C.12/LKA/CO/5, para. 63, 23 June 2017

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CESCR Concluding Observations
E/C.12/LKA/CO/5
para. 63
23 June 2017

63. The Committee is concerned that, despite concerted efforts taken, regional disparities remain in school infrastructure, availability of water and electricity in educational institutions, deployment of trained educational personnel, curriculum contents, as well as with regard to transport of pupils. These disparities, lead to differences in access to and quality of education. The Committee is also concerned about the hidden financial costs of schooling, in particular donations for school admittance that constitute de facto bribes burdening low- income and underprivileged households with additional costs. It is furthermore concerned at the commodification of education.