J U D G M E N T
ADINYIRA (MRS.) JSC:
The case before this Court demands an interpretation of the extent of the citizen’s right to education as enshrined in article 25 of the 1992 Constitution. The right to education has been a cause for civil rights activists in the history of many nations. It is a common saying that education is the key to development. Education is also the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Therefore in the quest to attain political and socio-economic development after independence, education was one of the core areas that Ghana and other African countries paid much attention. Education therefore offers an effective platform for national development and also “promotes understanding, tolerance, and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups.” See Article 26 (2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The plaintiff, Federation of Youth Association of Ghana (FEDYAG) commenced an action, by a writ filed on 22 April 2009, invoking the original jurisd…