A Deputy Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, says the Ghana Education Service (GES) has been asked to review its policies and the ban on the use of smartphones and other electronic gadgets in Senior High Schools.
The review of the ban follows the Akufo-Addo’s government decision to introduce free WiFi in various Senior High School across the country, hence the need for change in policy to allow the use of technology.
The Teaching Minister speaking in an interview with the Accra-based Citi FM’s on Eyewitness News monitored by Georgeweb.org said: “the Ghana Education Service (GES) has been asked to review their policies and they are going to have to review the ban on smart devices”.
The MP for Bosomtwe speaking furthered that “there is a way to go around the concerns of parents and teachers as to which website the students can go to or cannot go to”.
Dr Yaw Adutwum believes is about time the society accepts the positive of technology and its use in schools.
“In the 21st century, you have to leverage technology to improve learning outcomes. It is something that has to happen and ought to happen.”.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Communications, and Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekufful has said the free WiFi initiative is underway and would be completed in 2021.