In the Philippines, only private schools are privileged to incorporate computer education as early as Grade 1. Worst, in government schools, this is a luxurious education that only the computer instructions are given in middle school and among the top sections only. Quite unfair, huh. But, this is because education budget is too small to address all the necessary facilities and teachers and other resources to at least be comparable with other Asian schools or with other countries.
No wonder, IT skill is quite limited among the few Filipinos because education is limited, thus, employment is also constrained.
I however, highly recommend that early education in computer can further improve mental skills of the students and help them with other academic subjects. I only wish the Filipino education system can wholly support this as early as preschool.