MOST of the 20,217 unemployed graduates in the country are from public higher learning institutions.
Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Bakar said the number of unemployed graduates from public universities made up some 70% of the total while those from private colleges and universities about 26%. The remaining were overseas graduates, he said.
Replying to Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang who asked a supplementary question, Abdul Rahman said that among the measures taken by the ministry to deal with the problem was setting up the graduate training scheme to ensure that the courses provided by the universities were required by the job market.
Earlier, replying Tan Sri Dr Ting Chew Peh (BN – Gopeng), Abdul Rahman said 20,217 jobless graduates had registered with the ministry’s Job Clearing System as of June 12.