Mobile phones will soon be permitted in secondary schools 

Mobile phones will soon be permitted in secondary schools 

-Ministry of communications is exploring ways to see students use mobile phones

 – Ursula Owusu says the lift of the ban will ensure productivity in the classroom

 – Debate over whether SHS students should be allowed to use mobile phones is bound to get heated especially as communications minister, Ursula Owusu says her ministry is currently in talks with the Ghana Education Service on best ways to lift the ban on mobile phones.

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has argued that the use f these phones will be based on increase productivity in the classroom and not give students the chance to abuse them. “We are currently having discussions with the Ministry of education on the opportunities being given to students to use mobile devices but not just to use them for fun in school but to have curricula loaded unto the devices so that they use as learning aids and not fun tools,” she revealed at the National Dialogue on digital transformation. Meanwhile, the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) says it stands committed to ensuring that the ban on mobile phones at the various Senior High Schools are still enforced.  

Earlier reports have seen various headmasters and members of the Ghana Education Service (GES) call for a relook into the ban on mobile phones from classrooms as a former education minister also makes the case that the permit of such phones will improve the chance of expanding access to ICT.                


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