Bernama - PdPR: Three ministries collaborate to solve Orang Asli students challenges

02 Feb 2021 - Bernama

TAPAH, Feb 1 -- Three ministries – the Rural Development Ministry (KPLB), Education Ministry (MOE) and Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) – will collaborate to resolve problems related to the home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) sessions faced by the Orang Asli students.

Deputy Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Mohamad said the collaboration is aimed to address two problems identified, namely, poor internet access and lack of devices such as computers and smartphones.

“If we (KPLB) are instructed to assist the other two ministries, we will go on the ground and assist the Orang Asli students so that they don't lag in their studies. 

“I believe any decision or announcement will be made by the Education Minister in finding solutions to the matter,” he told reporters after the Community Surveillance Empowerment programme, and distribution of 69 food baskets to Orang Asli community here today.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rahman said that the Orang Asli Development Department (JAKOA) has distributed food baskets to 140 household heads at Kampung Batu 6 settlement here on Jan 20, following the implementation of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) until Feb 3.


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