KSI organised its annual National Education and Learning Summit in 2022 with a theme centred on Revitalising Education to Fulfill the Needs of Tomorrow at Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 31st March 2022.
The Summit featured four panel sessions – (i) Lessons from the Pandemic for Higher Education, (ii) Filling the Human Capital Gaps in the Post-Pandemic, (iii) Industry Feedback – How Are Graduates Faring in the Workplace?, and (iv) Co-curricular Education: The Neglected Part of Education.
Gracing the Summit as guest-of-honor was YB DAtuk Mohamed Bin Haji, Alami, Deputy Ministry of Education II, Malaysia. He expalined the efforts of the Ministry and how Malaysian education has boldly endured the COVID pandemic all the while with the Ministry of Education (MOE) keeping the safety of the children in mind. As the threat of the pandemic faded, physical classes in school have resumed with millions of primary and secondary students returning to school. This decision was made with due diligence as schools have taken necessary steps to ensure the safety of students and teachers from the virus. Malaysia must prepare its young for the growing digital change which has implications for its labour market. Malaysian education providers have to be up to date with industry requirements in terms of skillsets and expertise or risk losing out in the digital divide. The undersupply of high-skilled jobs has caused some to take on jobs they are overqualified for. Reskilling programmes and a review of an appropriate teaching syllabus need to be accelerated. Malaysia aspires to become a centre for investment with hopes of attracting the world’s top multinational companies and convincing them to set up operations in the country. To facilitate this aspiration, various industries need to create and develop job functions that are suitable for highly-trained graduates. At the same time, the pursuit of head knowledge cannot be done at the expense of soft skills which are necessary for the workspace. Educators must also see the importance of co-curricular activities and allow students to pursue their interests naturally, wholeheartedly, and genuinely. MOE has implemented ways to improve learning conditions in schools by providing lockers as part of an effort to ensure students are given the best opportunity to succeed in their education. The hope is for Malaysian students to become role models who not only contribute to the country but are also successful on the world stage.
Key Points from Entire Summit Proceedings:
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