Orang Asli pupils will be left behind when schools reopen, say activists

Noel Achariam

Activists say Orang Asli pupils will fall far behind in their studies as they did not have the resources for online learning during the MCO. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 28, 2020.

THERE are growing concerns that the education of up to 60% of Orang Asli pupils in Peninsular Malaysia could be affected as they have no access to online study materials since schools were closed due to the movement-control order (MCO).

The Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC) told The Malaysian Insight this has affected students who are mostly living in the interior and rural areas.

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