The World Bank Group Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Finance Hub in Malaysia, in partnership with the School of Economics, University of Nottingham Malaysia, is thrilled to declare the champions of this year's Nottingham-World Bank Economics Essay Competition.
The competition focused on the pressing issue of youth unemployment in Malaysia, especially in today's digital age. Participants submitted an essay based off the following prompt - Malaysian youth unemployment rate has been more than ten percent, more than three times higher than the national average. What reforms should the Malaysian government pursue to ensure the labour market in this digital era is vibrant and resilient when you graduate from college?
We take immense pride in announcing that the essays of our top three winners:
- First prize: Zhi Shen Kerk and Han Ying (Iring) Zhang (International School of Kuala Lumpur) - essay
- Second prize: Kan Zheng Hou and Foo Zi Yan (Kuen Cheng High School, Kuala Lumpur) - essay
- Third prize: Lim Kah Xuan and Leong Yu Chen (Kluang Chong Hwa High School, Kluang, Johor) - essay
Consolation prizes (in no particular order):
- Lim Qi Zhi and Lim Qi Zao (SMJK Katholik, Petaling Jaya, Selangor) - essay
- Joshua Chin Yue Yong (Diploma in Marketing, Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah)
- Saw Xiao Shan (Cambridge International A-Levels, Institut Sinaran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah) - essay
A huge appreciation is extended to all the participants.
The World Bank seeks tto foster such platforms that bridge young minds and economic solutions. We anticipate more enlightening entries in the subsequent editions and wish every participant success in their academic and professional pursuits.