Negligence of Primary School Education among the Orang Asli’s Students of Hulu Terengganu

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume III, Issue I, January 2019 | ISSN 2454–6186

Negligence of Primary School Education among the Orang Asli’s Students of Hulu Terengganu

Nik Nur Azizah N.H.1, Nurunsaadah S.2

1, 2Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Nerus, 20300 Terengganu, Malaysia

Abstract— The community of Orang Asli Semaq Beri in Hulu Terengganu is still experiencing the negligence in education although a formal education system had been introduced on 1974. Thus, this research is done to study the contributing factors of inadvertency in education among them. This research utilised a few data collection methods in field study such as observation, participation observation, interview and Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The data on the achievement of Orang Asli’s students were taken to observe the negligence in education among them more precisely. The respondents were chosen among the teachers and students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Berua. The results of this study showed a few factors contributed to the negligence in education of Orang Asli’s community. The factors identified can be classified into two; internal and external factor.

Keywords— Negligence, Education, Orang Asli, Primary School


Nowadays, Orang Asli’s students are being depicted as being way far from reach especially in the education sector in Malaysia 1. Although various ideas being suggested and initiatives being executed, the academic achievement of Orang Asli’s students in Terengganu is still below the average. The policy of Ministry of Education Malaysia via Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB) published on 2012 established a hope to minimise the gap between location, socioeconomic and student capability. Parallel with that, the government intended to advance the quality of education for the minority community of Orang Asli along with the modern society.
According to 2, in achieving such goal, the gap in education needs to be minimised. This is to ensure the access, equity and quality can be improved either in the gap of location between urban and rural areas, the gap of student capability between normal students and special needs students and the gap of socioeconomic. However, ironically these days, this issue of negligence in education among Orang Asli community is still unmanageable in Terengganu.

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