Graduates should be allowed to work overseas to solve unemployment problem

I THANK the representative of the Ministry of Education for the quick response to my letter published in the Opinion page of the Borneo Bulletin on March 27.

Unfortunately, the representative did not fully understand the topic I raised.

The response, which was published in the Opinion page of the Borneo Bulletin on April 3, had nothing to do with the topic of graduates who are not allowed to work overseas.

It only mentioned about graduates under scholarship studying abroad. According to the response, the ‘Overseas Scholarship Scheme’ is done to fulfil the manpower requirements of government ministries and departments and that those who are deemed highly needed “cannot be considered for such bond transfer or release”.

If so, why are there still many unemployed graduates?

This is just like breeding fish in a pond, and once they grow in size we transfer them into a tank without water.

– Pg Abd Rahman