Educational institutions can help beef up IT workforce, says Rosmah


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GovindasamypresentingRosmah with agift of a portraitafter shepresented thescrolls tograduates at theceremony inKuala Lumpur lastweek.

MALAYSIA needs educational institutions that can cater to the needs of an information technology (IT) workforce, says Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. 

“Their number is still small,'' said the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. 

Educational institutions could play a big role in answering this need, she said.  

“On a global scale, many government departments and the private sector have called for more IT-skilled workers to join the workforce,'' said Rosmah. “And, we must not be left behind.  

“IT skills are a must for today's students to ensure that we can realise the country's aim to create an IT-friendly society by 2020,” she said at the fifth graduation ceremony of students from Institute Generasi in Kuala Lumpur last Friday. 

Rosmah commended the institute for creating a pool of IT workers that could help fill the vacuum in the IT sectors.  

A total of 250 students received their scrolls during the convocation ceremony. Among those who attended were institute president Datuk Aziz Chemor, chief executive officer Adam Govindasamy and advisor Datuk Mad Aris Mad Yusuf.  

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