Review ban on use of Moble Phones in SHS – Educationist

A TRAINING facilitator at the British Council in Ghana, Peter Nii Akai Anum, has called on government to reconsider the policy on the ban on the use of mobile phones by Senior High School students in the country.

He made the appeal during a two-day workshop for basic school teachers in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region.

The workshop was attended by over 40 teachers from basic schools in the Brong Ahafo region.

Mr. Anum , who was the facilitator at the two-day workshop organised by the British Council under its project ‘Connecting Classrooms’, said it is about time the policy on the ban on the use of mobile phones by SHS students should be given a second look.

Mr. Anum noted that today’s education is about communication and the presence and the use of mobile phones would go a long way to help teaching and learning at the Senior High School.

He noted that students at the SHS are already using mobile phones secretly in school and at their homes and its usage needs to be guided to derive the positive benefits.

He added that given technological advancement and the rapid changes world was undergoing, the policy on the ban of the device should be looked at critically so that education delivery would be enhanced in the country.

The workshop was to empower the teachers to new methods of teaching which would go a long way to improve teaching and learning in the country.

The teachers were taken through topics including ‘Communication and Collaboration’, ‘Integrating forms of Communication’, ‘Intercultural Communication’, among others.

Teachers who participated in the workshop were given certificates.

Source: Michael Sarpong MFUM || The Finder, Sunyani

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