The Ghana Education Service (GES) is set to review the policy which bans the use of electronic gadgets in secondary and basic schools in Ghana.
According to current policy on the use of electronic gadgets in second circle schools, the GES frowns upon students bringing or using gadgets on school premises. Students who flout such rules stand to be punished or have their gadget seized
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Deputy Minister of Education, made this known on JoyNews’ “Beyond the Lockdown” on Sunday.
“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,” He said.
He further stated that policies under consideration include “ bring your device which are laptops, smartphones and other electronic gadgets
He, however, said a final decision has not been taken on the issue.
“You have to wait to see the policy that will come,” he said.
The use of mobile phones and other tech devices have become topical, following the closure of schools and other restrictions put in place to contain the Covid-19.
Schools are now relying on online platforms to get tutoring from their instructors, justifying the device use by students.
Dr. Adutwum says the regulators are minded of these and will make an informed decision on the matter.