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Bett Asia 2019: Transforming Education

September 06, 2019

Sharifah Sakinah

Bett Asia, the leading frontier in education technology summits, had the fifth instalment of the Bett Asia summit on the 12th and 13th of March. We saw some of the worlds greatest leaders in education technology come together with the focus of gearing towards 21st century learning.

This two-day event was officiated by YB Dr. Maszlee bin Malik, Minister of Education, Malaysia, YB Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education, Brunei and Mr. Jesus L.R. Mateo, Undersecretary at Department of Education of the Philippines as the ministerial panel. Together they highlighted the need for building a change to deliver 21st century learning while emphasizing on the respective plans of their countries in adapting for the future of learning.

With a prestigious panel of speakers, this summit brought to light many real concerns that the Asia-Pacific region would face in moving forward with the current education revolution. Bett Asia’s and sponsors (Microsoft, Lenovo and Classera) had given their keynote presentations on the first day. The following speakers were educators and education consultants who shared their own successes and struggles in adopting a 21st century learning.

It is said that 2 million jobs will disappear over the next 10 years. Most jobs will also see a tremendous change in the way they operate due to technological advancements. In fact, some fields of study will also lose its relevance all together.

This news might be worrying to most students, but it’s time to face the facts. The Fourth Education Revolution is bringing waves of change, and it’s time to get on board. Read on for tips on staying relevant in these times of change.

Fields of studies with the most potential

Computer Science

With everything going digital it is no surprise that Computer Science is top on our list. Malaysia, though slow to digitisation, will see exponential growth in the next years. Be it in data analysis, or web designing, we all need

Marketing and Sales

The marketing and sales sector has been on the rise since 2018 and is predicted to keep up in this trend for the next few years. Though this is a highly competitive area, anyone with passion and drive will thrive.

Human Resources

This has always been a lucrative industry and has continued to see growth over the last years. The increasing number of start-ups can probably be credited to this as every company has their own HR department.


Accountancy is another field on this list that has always been and will always be relevant. The ability to take financial data and make sense of it is important to any business.


The emergence of fintech and e-commerce, has led to the rise of new legal problems. Things such as user privacy and trademarking are some of the few legal issues that require lawyers who are apt enough to handle such issues.

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