Early this week, the Ugandan government banned the use of mobile phones in all schools. The Education and sports Minister, in a statement, said her Ministry maintains the position that no student shall be allowed to possess a mobile phone in school for whatever reason.
According to the new vision, the minister gave the following reasons to come to their decision
Head teachers will have to work hand in hand with with Telecom Service Providers to avail phone booths that will enable students to be in touch with their parents in a controlled manner.
Students will now make use of alternative technological advancement using ICT Equipment already present in many schools other than phones.
The New Vision