As the number of Malaysian graduates increased in the last couple of years, so did the unemployment rate. The pandemic had an unprecedented impact on the economy and many people lost their jobs as businesses were forced to shut down. Things were harder for fresh graduates who entered a bleak job market these past two years.

The QI Group participated in the recent National Education & Learning Summit themed Revitalising Education Today to Fill the Employment Needs of Tomorrow, which sought to address the challenges that unemployed graduates faced, the opportunities they could tap on, and the skills required to prepare the younger generation to meet the demands of a post-COVID-19 job market.

Organised by Kingsley Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific (KSI), the Summit was held in collaboration with the Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities (MAPCU) and the National Association of Private Education Institutions (NAPEI).

The Education Summit brought together about 300 educationalists, policymakers, industry leaders and experts in education, including from QI Group’s Quest International University (QIU), to discuss strategies for transforming Malaysian educational institutions to world-class standards. Sessions were also accessible online to participants nationwide.

The Summit was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia, Datuk Mohamad bin Haji Alamin. The QI Group was represented by Mr Kuna Senathirajah, Group Managing Director, Ms Santhi Periasamy, Head of RYTHM Foundation, the social impact initiative of QI Group, and Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Quest International University, Professor Zita Mohd Fahmi.