Education: GES To Review Policy On Use Of Electronic Devices In Schools

The Ghana Education Service (GES) is reviewing its policy on the usage of electronic devices in schools, Deputy Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said.

Currently, GES rules prevent students from using mobile phones in schools.

But speaking on ‘Beyond The Lockdown’ on Sunday, Dr Adutwum said the GES is reviewing its policies.

He said that policies to be considered include “bring your own device” which are laptops, smart phones and other devices.

“I think we have to face the reality that the world has shifted and certain tools have become part of learning so GES is fully aware of that and they are looking at their policies,” the Deputy Minister stressed.

He, however, said a final decision has not been taken on the situation.

 

“You have to wait to see the policy that will come,” he stressed.

The use of mobile phones and other digital devices have become topical, following the closure of schools and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Schools are now relying on virtual platforms to get tutoring from their instructors, justifying the device use by students.

Dr. Adutwum says the regulators are mindful of these and will make an informed decision on the issue.

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