200,000 graduates every year, 1 out of 4 remain unemployed after 6 months



200,000 graduates every year, 1 out of 4 remain unemployed after 6 months

It is back to school on Tuesday (Jan 3, 2017) but tens of thousands will also be waiting for their SPM and STPM results to decide how they may want to pursue tertiary education.


It will be wise for those who are waiting for their examination results to sit down and ponder hard on their road to tertiary education and graduation.

“In fact, it is the most important time to make decisions on how and what type of tertiary education that such students need to pursue.

“They have to think very, very carefully what they like to pursue and what is most suitable to their likes, dislikes and ability. Once that is decided, it is almost a road of no return,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said students must be honest to themselves and face reality on their academic abilities when choosing their road to tertiary education and graduation.

“You must decide what is best for yourself and what is within your ability to achieve excellence. You must never decide based on what others think or just to keep up with the Joneses,” he added.

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said those waiting for their examination results “are in a crucial crossroad of their life”.

“The decisions that you make are likely to affect your career and future for life, for better or for worse,” he said.

Syed Razak said: “I thus find the article titled ‘What You Didn’t Know About Fresh Graduate Unemployment in Malaysia [Infographic]’ by EduAdvisor a worthwhile read for students waiting for their examination results.

“In fact, parents should also read and analyse the article to face reality. Let your children decide what they like and what is best for them.

“They know better what is within their academic grasp. They are the ones who have to labour for excellence, not you as parents.”

Syed Razak said the facts and statistics should interest such students when making decisions on what and how they want to pursue their tertiary education.

“What is most important is to face reality that being a university graduate no longer guarantees you a job. It is attitude, talent and skills that decide whether one succeeds in working life,” Syed Razak said.

Here’s the EduAdvisor article for students and parents to analyse carefully:

"What You Didn’t Know About Fresh Graduate Unemployment in Malaysia [Infographic]

Michelle Leo

19 Jan 2016

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“Study hard. Get a degree. Find a good job. Live happily ever after.”

Sounds familiar?

Every year, over 200,000 students graduate from institutions of higher learning. Shockingly, 1 out of 4 graduates remain unemployed 6 months after graduation, with the majority being Degree holders. These graduates make up 35.3% of those who are unemployed.

Here’s the hard truth — being a university graduate no longer guarantees you a job.

As the number of graduates continue to climb each year, students are facing tough competition amidst a shaky economy.

In this infographic, find out the truth behind why fresh graduates are unemployed in Malaysia, and learn about what you can do as a student to increase your employability!

 Note: This article was originally published on 3rd November 2015 and has been updated as of 19th January 2016 to reflect more current information

Remember that the Degree that you choose to study does not determine your entire future! While a Degree will equip you with the right knowledge related to your field of study, other skills (both hard skills and soft skills) are crucial too.

Most importantly, make sure you keep learning and have the right attitude so that you can be a desirable candidate for future employers! - EduAdvisor"



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