By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- There are a number of issues plaguing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Malaysia. The establishment of a committee to look into these problems is therefore a much-welcomed move by the government.

The TVET Empowerment Committee was established in June and Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar was appointed as its chairperson. The move is testament to the government’s seriousness in addressing these issues, some of which have been so serious that it has become the subject of public debate in recent years.

The committee certainly has their work cut out for them.

This initiative, the Industry Sponsorship Programme, is one of several programmes that have been planned for next year and it will focus on the young generation because the government is aware that it has the challenge to change their (young generation) mindset towards becoming young and successful entrepreneurs.

We want to change their mindset about looking for government jobs and instead encourage them to think about creating their own jobs. For example, the agriculture and craft industry in Lesotho has great potential for development.

A total of 4,103 students will graduate at the doctorate, masters and degree levels during the 22nd Universiti Malaysia convocation ceremony held from today until Oct 31.

KUCHING, Oct 29 (Bernama) -- The Sarawak Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research supports events that can empower Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education particularly for youths in the state, said Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 (Bernama) -- Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has gone up in ranking to 34th best university in Asia,  jumping two positions in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings 2019.

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) in Seri Iskandar has set up ten solar-powered lamps for the benefit of 30 orang asli families in Kampung Ayer Denak, Bota.