(File pix) There is an upward trend in Orang Asli students' attendance each year since 2013, said the Education Ministry today.

PUTRAJAYA: There is an upward trend in Orang Asli students' attendance each year since 2013, said the Education Ministry today.

It said the attendance percentage of the Orang Asli students in 2013 was recorded at 76.7 per cent. It went up to 78.8 per cent in 2014, 79.1 per cent in 2015 and 86.3 per cent last year.

"In this respect, the ministry has achieved its key performance indicator target," said the ministry in a statement.

At the same time, it said continuous efforts were being made to get the parents of Orang Asli students and their community to be actively and directly involved in the students' learning.

"A national-level seminar on the best practice for Orang Asli schools has been held between Oct 3 and 5, which saw the involvement of 98 headmasters and administrators of various schools from Terengganu, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Johor.

"Many ideas and views have been shared during the seminar on how to improve the quality of education among Orang Asli students," the ministry added.

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