It is argued that countries should allocate more funds to
than to leisure and competitive games. It is agreed that national budgets should prioritise schools and universities over sports and play.
essay will discuss
, the economic
can bring to a nation and
, the social benefits it has; followed by a reasoned conclusion.
Investment in its
system is one of the best ways to improve a country’s economy in the long term. The more students entering
, the more skilled a workforce will be and
leads to higher innovation and productivity.
, South Korea and Finland took the decision to invest a large proportion of their budget
has reaped benefits in the form of high-tech companies
as Samsung and Nokia.
, people cannot work hard all the time and these companies do provide leisure facilities for their workers.
is not just about improving the
has many social benefits. Well educated people tend to be more aware of social evils
as drugs, alcohol and sexual health.
, Singapore educates all of its citizens on the dangers of drugs and
has resulted in one of the lowest levels of drug abuse in the world. Despite
, sports can
teach children valuable soft skills,
as teamwork and work ethic which
help curb social ills.
should take precedence over sports when it comes to funding due to the many
involving social as well as economic factors
benefits it brings. It is recommended that governments continue to pump money into schools and universities in order to realise long-term goals.