The State body could be, for instance, a monitoring department of the Ministry of Education or some State institution whose mandate is to monitor the activities of the executive (eg ombudsman, Human Rights Commission, etc.)


A State body responsible for monitoring the education system typically monitors progress on issues of access to education, quality of education and equality. Often they also monitor the extent to which specific goals set by the government have been achieved

Human Rights Standards: 

Article 13, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Article 28, Convention on the Rights of the Child; Article 17 (2), (Revised) European Social Charter; Article 13, Protocol of San Salvador; Article 11, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; Article 13, African Youth Charter; Article 41 (2), Arab Charter; Article 4, UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education

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