Improve education policies for Orang Asli children, says think-tank

Aminah Farid

Orang Asli children make up 4% of the national student population in 2015, with their enrolment numbers hovering around 38,000 to 41,000 from 2011 to 2017. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 23, 2020.

EXISTING education policies and programmes for Orang Asli children need to be improvised and better curated to fit the social and cultural context of this community, said a research policy paper published by IDEAS Malaysia. 

The research, titled Education Policies in Overcoming Barriers Faced by Orang Asli Children: Education for All, was authored by Wan Ya Shin, IDEAS’ research manager for the social policy unit.

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