By Dhiya Damia Zuhairul
GOMBAK, 27 June 2021: IIUM President, Datuk Dr. Mohd. Daud Bakar stated that ‘1 family 1 scroll’ is not enough nowadays as there would be an issue if no one is working in the family.
In his ten-minute introductory remarks, the President highlighted the importance of building students’ characteristics for them to face the challenges of future job employment. “Joblessness is one of the things that lead to poverty,” he said.
Datuk Dr. Mohd. Daud Bakar gave his remarks to welcome the guest speaker, Datuk Dr. Mohd Hamzah Md. Kassim, in a virtual talk held by IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance in collaboration with the IIUM President’s Office.
The special talk entitled “The Job Market In The Changing Economy and Its Impact to Higher Education Delivery Model” was held on 23 June (Wednesday) via Zoom platform from 9.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m.
Datuk Dr. Mohd Hamzah Md. Kassim is the Co-Founder and Group Managing Director of IA Group Sdn. Bhd, a management and technology consulting firm specialising in large-scale technology and business transformation.
IIUM President started by saying, “The word labour market has been used extensively, people sometimes get sensitive about that but we should not face it negatively. It does not matter because it is fardhu for us to work and it is not a shame to talk about job prospects and career in the university.”
Apart from that, Datuk Dr. Mohd. Daud Bakar emphasised, ”The original creation of humankind is to be able to work and to get his own sustenance and for his family.” Therefore, he hoped that the post-COVID youth could bring a new narrative and prospect to our country in job opportunities and not being a liability to the family and generation.
He ended his introductory speech with an appeal to the audience, the curriculum designers (academic administrators), to listen to Datuk Dr. Mohd Hamzah Md. Kassim to nourish some ideas on revamping and reinventing the university’s academic syllabus according to current data.
The full recording of the Special Talk can be accessed by clicking here. ***