Thursday, September 20, 2018

It's Time to Transform Education in Malaysia

Malaysian education is in urgent need of a radical revamp. 

This is our antiquated education system that is now in place, not just in schools but also in colleges and universities: 

Sadly, we end up churning out graduates who are mostly ill-equipped for the global workplace. 

And this is the type of education that we should all aspire to: 

Thinking graduates.

Of course, thinking must metamorphose into ideas, influenced and impacted by creativity and innovation  and which will then be outputted through effective communication so that we bring these ideas to life for everbody's benefit.

That's why skills involving reading and writing, critical thinking, public speaking and persuasive presentation are important for graduates to learn in order for them to get ahead. 

I don't know if the Education Ministry is up to the challenge.

Yesterday, I was at Level 5 at The Pinnacle in Bandar Sunway, Selangor – where the Roche Malaysia Toastmasters Club meets. I was there as the General Evaluator. 

Altogether, six external Toastmasters came to support the meeting.

It is noteworthy to mention that this was their maiden Toastmasters meeting. And I must say I was impressed because it was well-organized.

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