Educating young people is naturally essential. However, some think governments should invest in more education for needy adults. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is argued that providing education to grown-ups is extremely crucial for any nation, while others think that any state must allocate its budget to educating mature people who need it. I completely agree with the latter statement because adults can also contribute to the development of a nation by upgrading their qualifications, and also it will be justice to such a community, who otherwise, for many reasons, had to leave their studies.
First off, getting an education is a right of every person irrespective of age or gender. Investing more money to make older people literate is a challenging goal for any government to make them feel important to a nation. Firstly, if financial support is given to them to complete their study that they might have left due to some reasons, they can become masters in their respective fields. Secondly, they will be able to deliver their services in the domains, namely teaching, nursing, and health workers. Finally, their education and professional experience will be icing on the cake.
Moreover, it is a matter of justice for such people who could not succeed in educating themselves. Providing facilities such as an early morning or late evening batches removes their hesitation, and there will be no obstacle in their way of learning, such as attending classes with other students, who might mock them to see them studying at such an age. So, convenient times and expert mentors can help them in achieving their goals. Therefore, it is all possible if they are backed financially by the government. Matured masses with their experience and knowledge can lead their nation on the path of development. In Japan, mostly old persons are hired for any occupation due to their experience and knowledge.
To conclude, thus it is apparent that providing monetary help to aged people is more beneficial as they do the courage to update their knowledge by attending formal institutes, and it can assist them in using their experience and knowledge for the progress of a nation as is ever said that a ripened fruit is sweeter than any other fruit which is raw or in the process of ripening.
Education is and has always been irrefutably an imperative aspect in the foundations of every society, no matter the form. For ages, the focus has been on children. However, recently, others have deemed it right for the government to infuse largely in the education of adults who are poor, and I absolutely object to this preposterous assertion. The forthcoming essay illuminates the stance taken with relevant facts and anecdotes.
To begin with, though adult learning is good and beneficial, grown-ups are actually old enough to decide what they want to embark on. They are mostly resourced and capable physically and psychologically in accomplishing goals, be it education, regardless of their social status as compared to youngsters. Some do not prioritize education as they have families to fend for. Therefore, the greatest help will be to be equipped with work or jobs, and the choice of education will then be decided. For instance, taking into consideration the recent global pandemic and its unfortunate consequence of unemployment, it will be a sense of misplaced priorities for governments to channel their focus on adult tuition than job creation. If a needy adult is equipped socio-economically, there won’t is a need for government subsidy in adults’ learning.
Furthermore, children will always require adequate nurturing and attention, even most states’ support, especially in terms of schooling. In addition, any financially challenged parent given the opportunity to make a choice between assistance in either getting themselves or children educated will definitely choose their wards because they are the future of the home and society as a whole. Hence, children from impoverished homes should rather be the benefactors of governmental support but not necessarily the parents or other adults. To back my claims, a very good example was set by the president of Ghana in 2016 upon winning the election, by initiating a (and still an ongoing) ‘free high school policy aimed at equipping all young people to at least get a secondary school education as a way of combating the high level of illiteracy in the country. They thought it wise to obtain efficacy through the young generation. Indeed many citizens have been pleased.
In conclusion, children are smart and are more open to learning, yet are less equipped and mature to make it a reality as compared to grown-ups. Thus, it will be more prudent if the governmental and educational investment is rather focused on this section.
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