Ban on mobile phone use in SHSs must stay - CHASS

According to CHASS, mobile phones are a great source of distraction to children in school.

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According to them, mobile phones are a great source of distraction to children in school.

“As for the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), we still stand by it that students should not be allowed to use mobile phones and we will enforce the GES regulation against the use of mobile phones by students,” the National Secretary of CHASS, Mr Samuel Gyebi Yeboah, told the Daily Graphic on Friday.

He said senior high schools face many challenges because of the use of the use of mobile phones. Some of these problems, he said, was the illegal connections of electricity done by students to charge their phones, particularly in the dormitories.

The government through the Ministry of Education has over the years banned the use of mobile phones in secondary and basic schools.

But a debate as to whether the ban should be lifted or not is ongoing.

An educationist Mr Anis Haffar, believes that it was a backward tendency for students to be disallowed from using mobile phones in a world that was dominated by technology.

But the National Secretary of CHASS insists that allowing the use of phones will affect the academic performance of students as instead of learning they would usually be on the phone surfing on the internet and chatting with friends on social media platforms.

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