WHAT “Frustrated Graduate” has written (Saturday, February 14, 2015) is a cause for concern and raises many questions.
There is a lack of coordination in policy making within and between various gov-ernment agencies, in this case Jabatan Sekolah-Sekolah and the Scholarship Department. However, what is even more disappointing is that there are no suitable posts for many of our best and brightest young people (scholarship graduates), particularly those with science degrees as I believe a previous writer had pointed out.
Whilst the country does not owe these people jobs, it begs the question why do we spend so much money on educating our young only for them to join the ranks of the unemployed?
I say unemployed because many of the scholarship graduates are willing to join the private sector, but unable to do so as they are bonded.
A related issue is that it appears that while many of these scholarship graduates (from top 30 universities, which is one criterion) are rejected by government departments, non-scholarship graduates from other universities are taken in.
Perhaps other factors are taken into consideration. But again this seems to point to a lack of planning and coordination.
We are grateful to the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam for its generous overseas scholarships, but please review the policies, especially pertaining to post graduation opportunities.
– Concerned HE Observer