JELI: The digitization of the country’s education system must progress at a faster pace, said the Minister in the Department of Prime Minister (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
He said this was necessary to adapt to the current situation and the needs of the industry, which needs highly qualified workers.
He noted that sometimes the skills workers have no longer match industry needs, leading employers to offer low wages.
“Investors coming to Malaysia need highly skilled workers and this is the way (more digitalization) to ensure higher wages. We need to train young people to be highly skilled in the required fields and this will guarantee them high salaries,” he said. journalists after officiating a tourism infrastructure project in Bukit Salor, here on Saturday (March 19).
Prior to this, the media had reported that Malaysia’s position in the middle school years reflected a lack of skills among local workers, resulting in low wages offered by employers.
Further commenting, Mustapa said that digitization of the education system is now being implemented continuously in primary, secondary schools, vocational colleges and universities to improve the skills of the people.
“Changes should be in sync with the current situation as it is dynamic, evolving rapidly based on industry needs.
“The government is always making changes to the national education system through the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Human Resources to improve the skills of the people to get opportunities job,” he said. – Bernama