Minister issues warning over ‘outdated’ university courses

Datuk Seri M Saravanan, Malaysia’s human resources minister, said he hopes Malaysia can offer better courses for students at higher learning educations so that many of them won’t be left jobless after graduation, writes R Loheswar for Malay Mail.

The minister said courses for subjects such as business administration or management are outdated and should be replaced with ones in line with Industrial Revolution 4.0 and 5.0, both of which encourage constant upskilling and reskilling of labour.

He said his ministry found that post-pandemic, most of the jobs on offer cannot employ first-generation graduates as their degrees or diplomas have become obsolete. He said many graduates he spoke to told him they have been jobless for five years and are struggling to find work relevant to their qualifications.
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