Literacy rates in Malaysia are up 95% in 2017 – a massive improvement from the dawn of the millennium when it was as low as 89%.
However, required skills have gone behold reading and writing.
Financial, technological, problem solving, and even health literacy is equally important in the modern workplace and illiteracy in these areas can be as equally damaging to the growth of the nation and the region. What are the skills required for the future and how can we plan and structure education to teach students in a more wholesome fashion?
Anne Tham, Endeavor Entrepreneur and founder of ACE EdVenture, education group spoke as a panelist on ‘Rethinking Education: How Can Education Today Meet the Needs of Tomorrow?’ at the 22nd Malaysian Education Summit 2018 organized by (the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute) ASLI.
The session was moderated by Mr. Josh Nesters, Director of Education – International, SEEK and featured co-panelists Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim, Chairman of the Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia (PAGE); Dr. Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group & Sunway University and Datuk Eric Chong, Founder & CEO of Erican Education Group.
The Malaysian Education Summit is an annual summit that gathers policy makers and practitioners from government agencies; the private sector; public and private schools, colleges and universities; NGOs; think tanks, as well as media to discuss how best to address key challenges resulting from the changing global and national environment. All in line to realise Malaysia’s ambition of becoming a knowledge-based economy.