The Covid-19 pandemic has definitely caused a severe impact on Malaysians, especially in terms of employability. In May 2020, the unemployment rate among Malaysians rose to 5.3% (826,100 individuals) which is the highest percentage compared to the last three decades.
Despite this increase in unemployment, Finance Minister, YB Senator Tengku Dato’ Seri Zafrul bin Tengku Abdul Aziz, said that the exact scenario is happening worldwide where the rate in some countries has reached two digits. For example, in the United States, the unemployment rate has reached 11 per cent.
During the dialogue session, ‘Selangor Youths Have A SAY! – Budget 2021 Town Hall’ held in Sunway Hotel Resort & Spa, the Crown Prince of Selangor, DYTM Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, expressed that there is a need to build a better ‘bridge’ between education providers with the working industries.
He said that undergraduates are not taught the exact and up-to-date knowledge needed in the current working sectors which is why there is a mismatch of skills.
He then added that most of the undergraduates do not acquire the soft skills that they’re expected to have once they start to work. DYTM Tengku Amir urged the relevant sectors to work hand in hand to equip the students with the latest methods and knowledge in order to prepare them to embrace the working world.
Education providers need to understand the programmes they’re providing to ensure that they are relevant to the current situation. Thus, the issue on unemployability should not only be the responsibility of the government but also that of the private and other relevant sectors.
Do you agree with the points brought up? Let us know in the comments section below!
74yo M’sian Loses RM70k to Scammer Who Approached Her at Market Claiming To Be Govt Official
Just recently, Malaysia has been hit with a wave of scam incidents. That being said, many Malaysians have been living...
Australian Man Severely Injured in Fight With M’sians at TREC KL, PDRM Arrests 3 Local Men
If you have drank or partied before, you would know that the line between having just enough to drink to...
Wild Elephants Return To A Residential Area in Kluang, Johor To Forage For Food
Wild animal sightings have become more and more frequent recently. Just 3-4 weeks ago, a tiger was spotted roaming a...
Rural Development Minister: Govt Allocates Over RM1.2 Billion To Improve Road Systems In Rural Areas
Rural Development Minister, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid revealed that the government has allocated over RM1.2 billion to provide a better...
Dubai Is Building A Huge, $5 Billion Moon Hotel That Has Low-Gravity Walking Experience
There will finally be a “moon” on earth. This moon-shaped hotel is a giant replica of the moon and will...
Taiwan Resumes Visa-free Entry For Selected Countries Including Malaysia!
Taiwan further opens its borders to eligible countries. According to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the visa-exempt entry scheme...
MUDA Party Hits The Streets For #NyawaDuluBaruPRU Protest
In recent weeks, the MUDA party has called for protest at the SOGO shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur, which started...
WATCH: Two Riders Victimised In Freak Accident By Reckless Drivers In Klang
Reckless driving is a serious traffic offense involving the reckless disregard of the safety of others. It can cause accidents, damage...
Social Stories5 hours ago
M’sian Who Scored 3.95 CGPA Gets Rejected by Local Universities but Gets Accepted by UK Unis
Social Stories7 hours ago
M’sian Teen Cries & Tries To Save What’s Left of Her K-Pop Collection After Her Parents Burnt Them
Social Stories24 hours ago
Police On The Lookout For Man Who Hunts Stray Dogs With A Bow And Arrow
Social Stories6 hours ago
M’sian Says Guan Eng Was Not a Good Finance Minister as He Did Not Get His Priorities Right