Mobile Usage In Schools Worries Ministry Of Education
The Ministry of Education recently revealed that the current Education Policy does not have a provision that regulates pupils from using mobile phones in schools.
Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Chishimba Nkosha said in an interview that the current Education Policy was written before the advent of mobile phones hence it being devoid of the mobile phone regulatory provision.
Mr. Nkosha, however, said even with the absence of the regulatory provision in the existing Education Policy, the Ministry of Education had given schools guidelines stating that the use of mobile phones in schools should not temper with the learning of the pupils.
Mr. Nkosha said based on the ministry’s guidelines, some individual school boards and Parent Teacher Association (PTAs) had come up with regulations in their schools.
He also said the regulations included completely banning, pupils, especially from Government schools and some Grant-aided learning institutions, from going to school with mobile phones.