GES To Allow The Use Of Smartphones In School


The Ghana Education Service (GES) is reviewing its policy to allow the use of electronic gadgets in schools, Deputy Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has said.

GES rules don’t allow students to use mobile phones in schools.

Dr. Adutwum while speaking on Joy News said the GES is reviewing its policies in this regard.

The policies under consideration include “bring your own device” which are laptops, smartphones, and other devices.

GES considering use of electronic gadgets in schools, Dr. Adutwum says

“I think we have to face the reality that the world has shifted and certain tools have become part of learning so GES is fully aware of that and they are looking at their policies,” he said.

He, however, said a final decision has not been taken on the issue.

“You have to wait to see the policy that will come,” he said.

The use of mobile phones and other tech devices have become topical, following the closure of schools and other restrictions put in place to contain the Covid-19.

Schools are currently relying heavily on online platforms to get tutoring from their instructors, justifying the device use by students.

Dr. Adutwum says the regulators are minded of these and will make an informed decision on the matter.


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