His experience and insights shed light on the importance of language proficiency and exposure to advanced mathematical and scientific concepts.
A 22-year-old Malaysian student studying actuarial science in Hong Kong has shared his experience working abroad and his thoughts on the Malaysian education system.
The student, who obtained 9 A+ subjects in SPM, is completing a 7-month internship in a prominent life insurance company in Hong Kong with a salary of nearly RM7,000.
Malaysian Pay Gap, a special page for sharing local occupational salary information, highlighted his story in an Instagram post.
The student anonymously shared that he found the Malaysian education system lacking in several areas necessary for students to compete internationally.
He emphasized the importance of proficiency in Chinese, which he found essential for most jobs in Hong Kong.
He suggested that the Malaysian education system needs improvement, particularly in the mathematics section.
Preparing Students For The Global Job Market
He recommended giving students earlier exposure to statistics and calculus, commonly used by engineers, and providing more students with computer science courses in schools.
Moreover, the student believes that understanding the coronavirus and statistics related to the spread of the virus should also be added to biology.
Even some background knowledge of quantum science should be introduced in the physics subjects of SPM.
According to the student, these improvements can prepare students for high-tech manufacturing and help them compete globally.
The student also highlighted the challenges of studying abroad, particularly in competing academically with Chinese students.
However, he also recognized the advantage of Malaysian students being proficient in multiple languages.
The student encouraged anyone to strive for the opportunity to study or work abroad, as it can broaden their horizons and provide valuable cultural experiences.
Malaysian higher education #mohe is going towards this,hiring lecturers based on publications and ability to argue,but these theoritical-based guinea pigs dont know shits abt real working world,their assignments r not realistic,the result is unemployable graduates lack of skills pic.twitter.com/KIArVrUNrM— dylee (@YnLi19) November 23, 2021