What parents say

Mak Chee Kin

From a financial perspective, most parents would be content if their children can secure employment after graduating. Although a high graduate employability rate is an indication of a good university, I think a graduate’s aptitude matters more when it comes to landing a job.

Melaka Action Group for Parents in Education (Magpie) chairman

Mak Chee Kin

Datin Noor Azimah Abdul RahimDatin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim

Most varsities claim that 90% of their graduates are employed within six months of graduating but this is difficult to verify. Graduate employability rates may not necessarily matter more to the average parent, compared to academic credibility or international recognition when it comes to choosing a higher education or course. They would understand that there could be other external determinants such as the state of the economy, political stability and even the individual graduate’s eagerness to accept a job.

Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia (PAGE) chairman

Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim
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