KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 – The Ministry of Higher Education will produce a ‘Higher Education Guide Book 4.0’ to help local tertiary institutions tackle the challenges of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Its minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the guidebook which will be released soon will help these institutions create a suitable educational system which will produce graduates who meet market demands in the future.

He said the guidebook will stress on four aspects, namely study environment, moving from traditional teaching and learning methods to those using the latest technology, assessment without examination and learning beyond the classroom.

Idris was replying to a supplementary question from Datuk Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir (BN-Kulim Bandar Baharu) during the question-and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today. On the latest rate of marketability of Malaysian graduates based on the Graduate Detection Review System (SKPG), Idris said it was at 79.1% compared to 75% in 2013.

Idris said this increase was the result of several measures taken by the ministry including introducing the Integrated Cumulative Grade Point Average Assessment (ICGPA) which assessed students not just academically but also took into account technical aspects, the ability to solve problems, communication skills, information management and entrepreneurial values.

He added that the 2u2i (Two University, Two Industry) programme where the student completes two years in university, focusing on the theory aspect, and two years in the industry to gain working experience would also help increase their market value. — Bernama

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