Students who have applied to universities are eagerly awaiting their admissions and financial aid responses. They are also preparing for a variety of scenarios in these unprecedented circumstances.
The pandemic situation had no impact on how we evaluated applicants for Gamuda Scholarship this year. Every application received our full consideration.
Since 1996, the unique Gamuda Scholarship has given financial award of over RM41.6 million to more than 410 deserving students. And this year, more than 30 deserving students are set to pursue studies at Malaysian campuses.
This crisis has taught us what we have always known and perhaps forgotten, that there is no substitute for a good teacher.
Traditional campus experience is being reshaped and will transcend age, demographics, socioeconomic status or family situation by offering courses with rich content accessible to students through leveraging technology.
It is moving to a more blended or fully digital experience. Our scholars will return to a job market that is changing dramatically with roles that used to rely on human interaction being replaced with artificial intelligence.
Skills such as critical thinking and adaptability are important for success in the future. The complex issues in business, environment, and politics are today challenging our society.
Education will continue to be a key driver for economic growth, sustainability and innovation. No matter in any crisis and goals set for recovery, the answer and solution will always certainly come back to education.
The Gamuda Scholarship will be announced in August 2020.
Sharifah Alauyah Wan Othman, Yayasan Gamuda Head