Inculcating lifelong learning in Malaysians

by | Jun 11, 2024 | EDUCATION, NATIONAL, NEWS, Opinions | 0 comments


Many Malaysians still believe that once they have graduated from a college or university the learning should stop and the focus should shift to a career or business and the possibility of getting married and settling down in life.

It is this settled feeling that most Malaysians gear their life towards and while there is absolutely nothing wrong with this the vicissitudes of life in today’s world call for a rethink on this kind of thinking.

The reason is because the world is moving at a faster and faster pace and the momentum of speed in changes taking place give people no option but to stay in touch and abreast with the most up to date developments.

This means people have to constantly keep upgrading their knowledge or skills or be left behind and this is why lifelong learning or the concept of learning from cradle to grave comes into play and needs to be emphasised.

In our modern setting, it is not enough for people to learn “once and for all” and instead they should be engaged in continuous learning till the day they drop dead and it is a fact that there can now be no escape from lifelong learning.

This means all Malaysians, whatever their age or educational background, must dig in for the long haul and ensure they abide and adhere to the discipline of lifelong learning in order for them to stay relevant in life.


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