GES says Whatsapp causes indiscipline among students

GES says Whatsapp causes indiscipline among students

Director general of the Ghana Education Service (GES) says buying mobile phones for children who are yet to complete high school contributes to indiscipline among such students.

According to Jacob Kor, unlimited access to the internet to students of such age makes them “way ward”. Speaking at the 10th Conference of Heads and Managers of Ahmadiyya Muslim Education Institutions in WA in the Upper East region, Mr Kor said mobile phones are having negative impact on the education of children in the country.

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The use of smartphones remains a norm among most students in Ghana especially when such devices are said to aid in teaching and learning, even though educationists warn the trend could deteriorate the standard of education among Ghanaian youths.

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