Past Events

24 March’17 – Higher Education: The Road Less Traveled

the road less traveled

Penang Institute, the public policy think tank of the Penang state government is proud to host another mandarin forum entitled “Higher Education: The Road Less Traveled” which will be scheduled as follow:-
Date     : 24 March 2017  (Friday)
Time    : 7.30pm (Registration starts at 7.00pm)
Venue : Conference Hall 1, Penang Institute, No. 10, Jalan Brown, George Town, Penang
Nurturing the next generation through education is a key foundation in enhancing future development of a country. However, a majority of parents expect their children to make outstanding achievements into prestigious university, and most parents believe their children will have a brighter future by choosing a career of one of the “Top 5” (medical doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, and architects). In contrast, those courses which least favoured by students, such as art, music, history, and other humanity-related courses, are regarded as “unpopular”. In addition, the technical education and vocational training courses are often neglected as a choice by most parents and students. This forum aims to help improve public’s understanding that there are career options available than the currently preferred ones.

This topic has, of course, been on the lips of many Malaysians for a while now. And this topic is timely with the recent release of both STPM and SPM results. We are proud to have invited Mr. Teng Kok Liang, education advancement columnist, and Dr. Chang Yun Fah, Secretary of GBM-TVET Development Committee to share their perspectives on this timely topic. 

Due to limited seating, we encourage you reserve your participation here as soon as possible. For further enquiries, please contact Mr Tan Lii Inn at 04- 228 3306 ext 216.