Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 19. 2nd August 1973
Even the university graduates are facing the problem of unemployment. There is no guarantee that all graduates will get jobs. In 1972, over 400 graduates from Malaya University were still unemployed, the vast majority of whom have degrees in Islamic, Malay, Chinese and Tamil Studies. Graduates from Nanyang University are in a worse situation. Most of them cannot get jobs after leaving the university. The duration of unemployment for the university graduates ranged from one to three or more years.
The Straits Times reported recently that between 50 per cent to 60 per cent of the graduates returning from Australia and New Zealand were still unemployed at the end of their first year home. This is indeed a waste of human resources.