MARA sponsored students well-received by Japanese industry players

Last update: 07/10/2019

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 7 -- More Council of Trust for the People (MARA) sponsored students will be sent to undergo intensive programmes in Japan following positive responses from the industry players in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun, who recently made a working visit to South Korea and Japan, said the Japanese industry players had described Malaysian graduates as efficient, hardworking, and enterprising.

“In fact, there are Malaysians students in Japan who will be graduating in March next year but have received job offers in Japan and are expected to begin in April, ‘’she said in her speech at the College University Poly-Tech Mara (KUPTM) convocation ceremony here today.

Currently, 285 students under the Malaysia-Japan Higher Education Programme, sponsored by the Mara Education Foundation, were pursuing a two-year degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering in Japan.

All the students had completed their three-year preparatory programme at the MARA-Japan Industrial Institute (MJII), Beranang, Selangor.

On the KUPTM graduates today, Rina said 103 graduates out of the 1,340, who received their diploma, bachelor and master’s degrees, had received offers from MARA to further their studies abroad including in Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom.

She said they would be pursuing various fields such as accounting, management and tourism, commerce, human resources, computer science, English Language, Linguistic and public relations. 

‘’Some of them have departed while another group would leave in February, 2020,’’ she added.