|PSD scholars must work in Malaysia|
|Posted: 25 April 2012|
- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced that PSD scholars must work locally beginning this year.
- Those who are not employed by the public sector upon graduation must secure employment with an approved private sector company in Malaysia.
- Previously, PSD scholars who did not get employed by the government were released from their bonds.
- TalentCorp, which was established last year to attract skilled workers says that this new requirement ensures ‘a strong return on investment on the 12,000 students who will be sponsored this year’.
- In Singapore, this requirement has been a practice all this while, with the government even going so far as to make students who did not manage to get employment with them become teachers.
- There are even graduates from Oxford University who are currently primary school teachers in Singapore.
- This is a great way to ensure that our scholars come back to serve the nation. In fact, we at Afterschool.my made this suggestion last year to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin through an e-mail.
- For your information, between 2003-2007, PSD sponsored 30,832 scholars, but only 4,920 of those joined the civil service, which is less than 16%!