The Ogun state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology has announced that students are not allowed to bring phones to school anymore, calling on teachers’ to monitor them to ensure that they don’t bring phones to classes.
Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu stated this at a press briefing held at ministry conference room, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Tuesday.
The Commissioner explained that the advantage of phones cannot be underestimated especially in this time of serious security issues.
Prof. Arigbabu said the reasons students are advised not to bring their phones into school is because phones serve students differently but mostly to disadvantage.
He said: “On the issue of phone in school, what we ordinarily advised is that it will actually distract the students. Teachers will be teaching them and some people will be looking at phones and going to different sites to do nonsense.
“That is why it is actually not encouraged for students to bring phone to class. If they have phones, they can actually put it in their bags and at the close of the day, they can bring it out.”
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He added: “But how do we know they don’t bring it out. That is why teachers need monitor them to ensure that they don’t bring phones to classes.
“Phone has its advantages and disadvantages. For instance, if a student is having problem, he/she can make a distress call. But what we are saying is that we won’t allow a student to bring phone to the class to distract you from listening to lessons.
“That is the way we want to deal with phones in school.”
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TO THE TEACHERS
This is to inform our dear colleagues in the teaching profession, health, ministry and all other sectors that the commissioners of education in Ogun State is having a meeting with all parents of Ijebu zones at Adeola Odutola college on Thursday (6/01/2022) by 10am.
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Please, if you are parents kindly attend the meeting in order to express your mind toward this unruly behavior of some minority students who has turned themselves to thugs and nuisance within the school environment and reason why discipline must be enforced by the school authority and the reasons why some schools are still collecting illegal fee from your wards all in the name of maintainance fee and so on.
As we all know that there some schools that are still collecting school fees from parents despite free education policy enforced by Ogun State government.We should also use the opportunity to appeal to our honorable commissioner to please release the letter of undertaking for free of charges.
Remember, your voice is your power, use it now to safe our education in Ogun State.