Education v employment

Chu Min Wei

Having a tertiary qualification is no longer enough to gain employment in a related field, and more youth are turning to gig work to earn a living wage. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 16, 2023.

WE have always been told that knowledge allows us to make a difference, so we need education.

Yet there’s a growing paradox in Malaysia – a surge in degree-holders facing difficulties finding employment, with many opting for gig work and jobs other than those related to their hard-earned qualifications.

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