IJEDST 2017 Volume 5 Issue 9

International Journal of Education, Development, Society and Technology (IJEDST) ISSN: 2321 – 7537

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Employability of Graduates in Higher Education Institutions: A Critical Review. Abdul Aziz Abdullah, Nazari Ismail, Nurulsuzilawati Saadon. IJEDST (2017), 5(9):75-85

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Employability of Graduates in Higher Education Institutions: A Critical Review

Authors & Affiliation:

Abdul Aziz Abdullah1, Nazari Ismail2, Nurulsuzilawati Saadon3,

1 & 3 Faculty of Business Management & Accountancy, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia

2 Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Malaysia

abdulazizum@gmail.com, nazari.ismail@gmail.com, eizus_nodaas@yahoo.com


The Ministry of Human Resources and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia have allocated a huge budget to produce qualified, knowledgeable and highly skilled workers for academic, technical and vocational training to meet the requirements of a highly competitive job market. This budget is to ensure that the teaching method in the education and training sector is strengthened by tapping from the country’s knowledge and innovative capacity. Hence, this paper seeks to identify the critical issues concerning the employability of graduates in the Higher Education Institutions. The methods used to achieve this objective is by rigourous overviewing of literatures on employability models, perception and meaning of employability, attributes of employability and the relationship of these issues with employability. The output of this review is the proposed conceptual model meant to address the critical issues of employability among graduates in Malaysia. The review also highlights the need for prelimninary study to be conducted so that most of the issues in the proposed model are clearly defined and addressed. It further envisaged that future research would provide an insight to the real issues of employablity and solution to address the unresolved Malaysian unemployment agenda.

Keywords: Employability, Higher Education Institutions, model, review and relationship