Wi-Fi for SHSs: GES to review policy on use of phones in SHS – Minister

Wi-Fi for SHSs: GES to review policy on use of phones in SHS – Minister

- Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Basic and Secondary Education has revealed that the GES has been tasked to review their policies on the use of mobile phones and other devices IN SHS

- Dr. Yaw Adutwum said it will help make room for the president promise of SHS getting free WiFi

- According to him, the time is now for society to embrace the positives of technology in schools

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Gone are the days when students were not allowed to use any form of technology in Secondary schools aside from the calculator.

When spotted with any device like the popular 'yam' phones or even the very trendy smartphones, the student found guilty were punished severely or in some institutions, the student would be expelled from the boarding house.

Since President Akufo-Addo decided to announce that WiFi would be provided to all secondary schools across the country, what seemed to be normal is being critically considered.

Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Basic and Secondary Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, has revealed that the Ghana Education Service (GES) has been tasked to review their policies on the use of mobile phones and other devices to make room for the president promise.

Wi-Fi for SHSs: GES to review policy on use of phones in SHS – Adutwum

Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Basic and Secondary Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum Source: Graphic.com.gh
Source: UGC

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“GES [Ghana Education Service] has been asked to review their policies and they are going to have to review it [the ban on smart devices]. We are in the 21st century,” he said.

Speaking on CitiFM's Point Blank segment on Eyewitness News, Dr. Adutwum said concerns were not enough to hold back arguments against the use of gadgets with internet access in schools without adult supervision.

According to him, the time is now for society to embrace the positives of technology in schools.

“In the 21st century, you have to leverage technology to improve learning outcomes. It is something that has to happen and ought to happen,” he noted

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In other news, students of St. Cyprian's Anglican JHS 'A' in Kumasi , rejected President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's free hot meal served them.

According to the student, the food that was served was not tasty and was saltless as well.

In a report filed by Class News, the students were reported saying they were not prisoners to be served such a meal.

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