Use of phones in High Schools

By | April 5, 2022

The Ghana Education Service been called upon on many occasions to review the law banning the use of mobile phones in schools.

The campaigners say in a 21st century technological age, preventing the use of mobile phones do more harm than good.

In 2022, the Provost of the College of Education Studies, University of Cape Coast, Prof Eric Magnus Wilmot, joined the call.

He argued mobile phone usageĀ could be properly regulated in schools to advance academic work of students.

However, those against breaking the status quo say allowing a largely adolescent population quick internet access would simply expose them to pornography and other forms of distractions.

They argue students would spend time making long calls instead of using the devices for judicious academic work.

The GES does not seem enthused about changing the law either.