Article 16

Everyone is entitled to education. Education is, for the State, a fundamental and unavoidable duty.

Education is a process of permanent training and learning throughout life, essential for the exercise of the remaining rights, and for the scientific, technological, economic, and cultural activity of the country. Its purposes are the construction of common good, social justice, respect for human rights and rights of nature, ecological awareness, democratic coexistence among peoples, prevention of violence and discrimination, and the acquisition of knowledge, critical thinking, and a comprehensive development of individuals, considering their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional dimensions.

Education shall be governed by the principles of cooperation, non-discrimination, inclusion, justice, participation, solidarity, interculturality, gender-based approach, pluralism, and the remaining principles consecrated in this Constitution. It shall have a non-sexist nature, and will be conducted in a contextualised manner, considering the territorial, cultural, and linguistic pertinence.

Education shall be aimed at quality; the latter being understood as the fulfilment of the educational purposes and principles established.

A law shall set forth the manner in which these purposes and principles shall be materialised, under conditions of equity in educational institutions and teaching processes.