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The Ogun state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu has explained the reasons students are advised to not bring their phones into school.
The Commissioner, stated that the advantage of phones cannot be underestimated especially in this time of serious security issues.
Prof. Arigbabu noted that phones serve students differently but mostly to disadvantage.
He said this at a press briefing in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
He said:”On the issue of phone in school, what we ordinarily advised is that it will actually distract the students.
“Teachers will be teaching them and some people will be looking at phones and going to site that they should not go to.
“That is why it is actually not encourage to bring for students to bring phone to class. If they have phones, they can actually put it in their bags and at the close of the day, they can bring it out.
He added: “But how do we know they don’t bring it out. That is why teachers need monitoring them to ensure that they don’t bring phones to classes.
“Phone has its advantages and disadvantages. For instance, if a student is having problem, he/she can make a distress call. But what we are saying is that we won’t allow a student to bring phone to the class to distract you from listening to lessons.
“That is the way we want to deal with phones in school.”