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BY: COLIN GOMEZ
Malaysia’s education system only seems to put an emphasis on learning from nursery to tertiary while neglecting the fact that upon graduation there is a lot of updating and studying that needs to be done to keep in touch with developments.
Learning has become a lifelong and continuous process which Malaysia’s Ministry of Education has failed to take into account by providing avenues and opportunities for people to improve themselves.
There is so much change in knowhow and expertise, it is really so fast changing that it is inevitable that workers in the various industries, professions, commerce and government have no choice but to keep upgrading skills and knowledge.
Lifelong learning is not a new mantra but to Malaysia’s Ministry of Education who have overlooked this area of education they now need to plug the gap by putting in place policies to ensure that emphasis is placed on lifelong learning.
This is why mature age workers and seniors and even middle aged workers and professionals lack the skills and knowledge and most of them are hardly tech savvy which is a drawback for the development of the country.
It looks now the government has to develop a comprehensive education policy from cradle to grave for all Malaysians so they won’t be dysfunctional or lost in this digital age where technology is powering us forward.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE
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