Student Readiness to be Competative in View of Globalization

By:
Mohd Yusoof Mohamad,
Dr. Wan Abd Aziz Wan Mohd Amin,
Prof. Abdul Majid Mohd Isa
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In globalised word, competition will be the key mechanism in human economic activities. This rise the biggest Challenge for the institutions of higher learning that is to develop students readiness so they remain competitive especially in term of getting employment. With the rapid change in the job of requirements, the curriculum in the institutions has to be current and relevant so to meet the demand of globalization. To generic highly competitive graduates with strong personal qualities, generic employability skills should be incorporated, integrated and implemented across the curriculum. In this perspective, the purpose of this study is to identify the generic employability skills amongst students and their relationships with academic performance. Data were collected through the questionnaire survey administrated to 974 respondents. The respondents were asked to give their evaluation base on the five constructs of generic skills consisting of basic fundamental skills, people-related skills, conceptual/thinking skills, personal skills and attributes and job related skills. The findings of this study indicate that generic skills do have a significant influence on students academic performance. Base on the data, students readiness can be gouged through academic performance. The study also indicated that there are differences in generic skills acquired by students of different programmes.


Keywords: Student Readiness, Globalization
Stream: Education and Social Welfare
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Mohd Yusoof Mohamad

University Lecturer, Management and Economic, University College Science and Technology Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia


Dr. Wan Abd Aziz Wan Mohd Amin

Lecturer, Management and Economic, University College Science and Technology Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia


Prof. Abdul Majid Mohd Isa

Deputy Rector, Student Affairs, University College Science and Technology Malaysia
Kuala terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia


Ref: I07P0070