The Education Director, Mrs Esther Jones Safo in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Thursday in Accra said the stakeholders are reviewing mobile phone usage in schools for strictly academic purposes.
Mrs Esther Jones Safo following the review of mobile phones advised students to refrain from visiting blacklisted website on phones and computers and rather take advantage of the Ghana Education Service Learning programmes on various television channels and online.
The Education Director urged headteachers to adopt strategies to help provide quality education, especially in this coronavirus season.
“Headteachers play a major role in the school management system and they are expected to come up with efficient and cost-effective strategies to improve on teaching and learning,” Mrs Safo said.
“In these challenging times, headteachers are expected to explore various options for distance learning tools including online virtual lessons and downloadable lessons”.
She said currently, schools around the world were being encouraged to reduce the rate of contact teaching and resort to the remote learning system to curb the spread of the pandemic.
She, therefore, advised the headteachers to encourage their students to patronise radio and television programmes as well and appreciate distance learning.