Connect with us


MOHE: A Total of 116,161 Graduates Might Not Be Able To Get A Job In 2020 Because of Covid-19


Page 66
Source: Borneo Post Online & HR Asia Media

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

An estimate of 75,000 of 300,000 fresh graduates are expected to face challenges in looking for employment within six months after graduation because of Covid-19.

Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad

These were the alarming statistics announced by Higher Education Minister, Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad. But there’s more.

Based on the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)’s Graduate Tracer Study (GTS) conducted in 2019, 41,161 graduates are still unemployed. And with 75,000 students expected to join that number this year, that makes a whopping 116,161 graduates that will need to be given more attention in order to increase their chances of getting a job, as reported by BERNAMA.

Noraini delivered these worrying statistics at the MOHE’s National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) Career Advancement Programme (PENJANA KPT-CAP). However, she added that several steps have been taken by the ministry to help graduates by providing financial assistance for those who wish to pursue tertiary education.

This funding assistance will include initiatives like MyBrain Science, higher education scholarships and financing students with disabilities. A collaboration with SOCSO through the MyFutureJobs portal has also been implemented to ease the burden that these graduates will bear.

Fresh Graduates In Malaysia

While these statistics seem bleak, Noraini also shared that 189,543 out of 330,557 graduates managed to find employment within six months after graduating. 49,875 graduates are pursuing tertiary education while another 4,029 are currently undergoing training to improve their skills.

The government has also allocated RM100 million to the ministry which is targeted to benefit 20,000 graduates involving synergies with over 100 companies. The Ministry has also developed the Graduates Reference Hub for Employment and Training (GREat) which will offer services such as job matching, re-skilling, upskilling and grants for further education and career counselling.

“I am confident that with the right strategy, we can achieve greater success to help increase the marketability of graduates and contribute to the economic empowerment of the country,” said Noraini.

What do you guys think of these statistics? 


Also read: MOHE Urges Universities And Colleges To Postpone Registration For Students From Red Zones

Pjimage 11 1

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 2022 01 26T121827.657 My Post 2022 01 26T121827.657
News24 mins ago

Another Turtle Found Dead On Terengganu Beach, Making It The 12th This Month Alone

Yet another turtle was found dead in Terengganu last night, making it the 12th poor turtle to perish this month...

Ft Jkm Ft Jkm
News36 mins ago

“The minister has no heart for us” – Rina Harun Slammed by OKU Groups Over Issues With JKMPay

A disability rights group has recently labelled Women, Family & Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun as “heartless” following...

Collage 6 4 Collage 6 4
News2 hours ago

“He’s an expert” – Politician Defends Logging Remarks Made By Kelantan Forestry Department

Just recently, Kelantan Forestry Department claimed that logging is actually good for tiger population, following reports of sightings of a...

Ft Image Bullied For Girl Crush 1 1 Ft Image Bullied For Girl Crush 1 1
News19 hours ago

Student From Technical Institute in Melaka Punched For Having Crush on The Same Girl as His Bully

There are some moments in school which we will forever be fond of. But sometimes school can also be the...

Collage 3 4 Collage 3 4
News20 hours ago

PM Says Financial Aid For Flood Victims Is Delayed Due To Doubts In Verification Process

The government has allocated financial aid following the devastating disaster that hit parts of the country last month. However, some...

Ft Btc Ft Btc
News21 hours ago

Putrajaya: Illegal Bitcoin Mining Has Led to 400% Increase in Electricity Theft & RM2.3 BILLION in Losses

With the advancement of technology and the increasing use and demand for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, some people have tried...

Logging Will Cause Tiger Population To Go Up Logging Will Cause Tiger Population To Go Up
News1 day ago

“Logging is good for tiger population”, Says Kelantan Forestry Department’s Director

Several tigers have shown up near some Orang Asli villages in Kelantan in the past few weeks. Netizens were saying...

Collage 34 Collage 34
News1 day ago

BAM Receives Appeal Letter From Lee Zii Jia & Is Urgently Looking For An Amicable Resolution

BAM Council’s decision to not register Lee Zii Jia for international tournaments for 2 years has sparked fury among the...


Latest Videos