Are Southeast Asia’s education systems preparing workers for the future?

We have published a series of articles on the changing workplace that young people will face on completion of their schooling. Giving an Asian perspective, Professor S. Gopinathan, academic adviser at Singapore-based education think-tank HEAD Foundation, believes that many countries in the region just aren’t equipped to take the next step in providing relevant education for today’s economy.

A recent study by Microsoft and IDC on the digital transformation of the economy suggested that 85 per cent of jobs in Asia Pacific will be digitally transformed in the next three years, showing the need for the region to be on the leading edge of this technology.

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