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1. Education certainly plays significant role in any countries, particularly for the developing ones. Generally there is always a substantial portion of illiterate citizens in developing countries, due to poor education standard and facilities. This whole scheme would eventually affect the development of the country. As we all know, people's skills are one of the most important assets that can lead a country to success. A higher level of education would come in handy to lift the country's income per capita, and in turn boosts its overall economic performance. Skillful and educated citizens can contribute their knowledge to advance the country's technology. In the long term, these people would be able to transform a laid back country into a progressive country, that attracts foreign investors. In conclusion, intensive education facilities for developing countries' citizens are extremely necessary to maintain both short term and long term economic prosperity.

Therefore, I would recommend developing countries to strongly implement: compulsory 6 years of primary school to master basic literature; compulsory 3 years of junior high school (grade 7-10) to learn about basic career studies and other important subjects; non-compulsory 2 years senior high school (grade 11-12) or other vocational studies; elective 4 years of college. At the least, should students do not resume their education after grade 10, they would still fit as blue-collar workers in decent working environment. Planning all the framework of ideal educational system would be a futile project if the students themselves could not afford the educational fee. Therefore, government should also plan a budget to subsidize the citizens' education by building schools and libraries, providing scholarships and other related educational advantages for competent students.

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