Education Minister Maszlee Malik, who is on a mission to France, said today that Malaysian students must be prepared to face the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) era which is very challenging as it involves cutting-edge skills, talent planning and innovation.
“We must be prepared to face this era. As technology advances, we must be equipped with cutting-edge skills valued by employers globally.”
Maszlee said, he always hear employers complaining that graduates lack the required skills and they are unable to speak English fluently.
“What we found is that the institutions are not offering the right skills required by the companies. This resulted in Malaysian graduates being not marketable, both in the country and globally.
“Hence, higher education institutions must groom students in order to build the competencies and to adapt to the rapidly-changing technology,” he said, as quoted by Bernama and Free Malaysia Today
Maszlee was speaking to about 65 Malaysian students at a meeting held at Rumah Malaysia, the official residence of the Malaysian ambassador to France, Azfar Mohammad Mustafa.