Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?For the successful development of a country, it is more important for a government to spend money on the education of very young children (five to ten years old) than to spend money on universities. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
What could help us survive in this global competition? Many countries nowadays are considering the best way to improve the quality of their education. I believe that they need financial support from elementary schools to universities to enable children to win the global competition. In the beginning, the government should invest in all levels of education. Children’s age may affect their level of understanding of various subjects. For example, in Japan, the lack of adequate texts and teachers negatively affects all levels of students’ acquiring IT competency. Because of the deficit of texts and trainers for children, many elementary school students find it challenging to understand and learn fundamental IT knowledge, such as binary theory. As their challenge continues, many students finally give up acquiring the necessary computer skills such as programming, causing them behind in the global competition. Moreover, the government’s financial support could help more students to take higher education. Higher education is imperative for innovation. For example, many European countries like Germany provide free education to university students to learn Science, Business, and other subjects. So, those who have high motivation can go to the university even though they have financial problems. Their learning at the university could pave the way for them to create new products, theories, and technologies. As a result, their skills could contribute to developing their industries and societies. Furthermore, the government’s budgets should be used to improve university infrastructures. They are essential to provide a higher level of research. For instance, Japan faces the problem that many knowledgeable researchers leave Japanese universities because foreign laboratories prepare better equipment and human resources. If we could not solve this problem, many Japanese students could not enhance their research skills in science, for example. In the worst case, they could never develop global competition because of the lack of scientific research skills and outcomes. In conclusion, we should invest in all levels of education for children to win the global competition. If we improve it, they are more likely to go through the competition by creating innovative ideas and products.