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Does Education Empower Youth?


Does Education Empower Youth?

2 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre) View map
Admission FREE
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Youth is putting more faith in education. In 2018, tertiary education admission went up by 22%. Yet, our graduates are still burdened by student debt and unemployment. They are labeled unskilled, spoiled and not ready to enter the workforce. If this continues, our 41% of total SPM leavers in 2018 who got admitted to public universities will suffer in the future.

Join us in our journey to understand how we can tackle this issue by engaging in a thought-provoking discussion between people from different industries and universities. Every opinion matters. We all once lived a youthful life, so if given a chance, how can you contribute to the youth today; leaders of tomorrow!


Time Activity
10:00 AM Arrival and Registration
10:30 AM Sharing Session by Hanif Marzuki
11:30 AM Q&A
12:00 PM End

Key Takeaways

  1. Understand the real impact of formal education from different view points
  2. Discuss critical issues of talent mismatch due to disruptive innovation
  3. Understand the importance of Final Year Projects, Industrial Attachments and Student Activities, and how it can help students with their career development
  4. Discover methods for universities and industries to utilise to maximise the potential of our youth

Who should attend

  • Startups
  • Students
  • Innovators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Tutors


Our Speaker

Hanif Marzuki

Hanif actively engages in youth development and community building. He runs Youth Ventures; a one-stop network for youth empowerment, where they aim to build a sustainable ecosystem for youth development. (SDG 4&11)

On the weekend, he facilitates Startup Weekend; an initiative to build a startup in 54 hours. He also trains and mentors entrepreneurs with StartupMalaysia, STUDEC, MaGIC and Watch Tower and Friends.