Feb 3, 2009

70% of Public University Graduates are Jobless....

Some 70% of public universities and institutes of higher learning graduates in the country are unemployed. This is in contrast with 26% for private institutions of higher learning and 34% for foreign graduates. I think even the most cynical amongst us out there would have been shaken by such a staggering number of unemployed graduates. I mean how can more than half of our graduates be unemployed?

I suspect that some incompetent statistician somewhere took the total number of unemployed graduates in the country who could have graduated in different years and divided the number by the number of tertiary education students in a year to obtain the silly percentage.
If however, the "70%" statistic is indeed true, then I think we might as well shut down half of our public universities.

What was more interesting however is the additional breakdown of unemployed graduate numbers by universities provided by the Ministry. Note that the following breakdown refers only to the 20,217 who have registered themselves with the Ministry of Human Resources, and does not include those who haven't bothered with the Ministry.

It is most interesting to note that Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) contributes by far the most number of unemployed graduates amongst all the universities in Malaysia. The number of unemployed produced (3,278) is more than double the next highest university, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) (1,532). To put it into context, it is hence extremely laughable that UiTM as recently years ago, declared itself to be a "world class university"
and deny it to be open the intakes for Non-Malays.


Satish said...

Ya bro. These figures are shocking. I really wonder why it's like this.

Are our public universities that bad ?

Even our public universities rankings are dropping like mad.

Even the THES-QS list of top 200 universities in the world, we're not on the list anymore.

UM is no. 231. In 2006 it was no. 192.

Here's the list.


See this also,


UiTM can never reach world class if their not exposed to competitors.

vasantarao appalasamy said...

you are true, UiTM's standard and education quality will continuously drop significantly if they refuse to open it to all Malaysian regardless of races or religion....

Boss Ketereh said...

Our leaders must find solution for this problem.

They must look for a brand new education revolution and not end up as another empty promise like so far they did;

Pls tackle and resolve the continuing crisis of higher education standards immediately.!

Boss Ketereh

Satya Seelan said...

The stats cant be true at all. If you say 20% i might accept.

I come from local uni myself. Most my seniors gt job way before they sit for their final exams.

How come 70%

100% - Pivate(6%) - Others (35.9%) - Foreign Graduate (1.7%)= 56.4%

How u came up with 70% 1st of all?

vasantarao appalasamy said...

thanks for the respond bro,
i get the info from here-

(refer to Datuk Abdul Rahman bin Bakar's statement)

although the survey carried in 2006, i think the statistics have not changed much... I believe it now from bad to worst since we are having economic crisis....

Anonymous said...

stop asking government 2 open uitm to other races.UItm is a world class university.we cannot measure its performance by just only the employability of the graduates.Look into other factors too