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PETALING JAYA: Education Ministry will be training a total of 21,000 pre-school teachers from 2010 to 2012 to increase the enrollment of children aged four and five in pre-schools to 87% by 2012 and 97% by 2020, as set under the Government Transformation Programme's (GTP) National Key Results Area (NKRA) initiative to improve student outcomes.
PUTRAJAYA: Beginning this year, the award of scholarships will be based on the need for scholars to meet their bond obligations upon graduation, by securing employment either with the public sector or an approved private sector company in Malaysia, the prime minister said.
PUTRAJAYA: Talent Roadmap 2020 is set to ensure a large pool of professionals to meet the needs of an advancing Malaysia, especially in the critical areas of the Economic Transformation Programme.
Having sufficient talent for economic development is a priority. Issues regarding the quality of talent in the country plus the ability to retain and attract not just Malaysians but foreigners is a tough task for TalentCorp CEO Johan Mahmood Merican. He gives his answers to StarBizWeek on a number of issues. Below is an excerpt of his answers.
BY now, most people would have heard of the term middle-income trap. This describes a situation where a nation makes rapid progress in terms of economic growth and in increasing incomes from a low base, but is unable to make that final leap to becoming a high-income nation.