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STUDENTS TO BE ALLOWED TO USE PHONES IN SCHOOLS IN NEW ICT RULE

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 KNUT secretary General now wants high school students to be allowed to use mobile phones in schoolsWilson Sossion claims students using mobile phones in schools will help revolutionize ICT learningSossion has asked TSC to stop victimising head teachers over the rise of unrest in schools

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary General Wilson Sossion, has asked Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matian’gi to issue a circular lifting the ban on the use of mobile phones in secondary schools.

Sossion said the use of mobile phones among students in secondary schools will only aid learning and help revolutionize ICT learning in the country.

“Phones are just computers and our students should be allowed to own them in school ….. if the government wants to digitize learning and education in the country,” Sossion said as quoted by The Standard.

“Learners are being held back from breaking new grounds by being denied to utilize technology which shuld be put as priority for the country to move fast,” he added.

The secretary general was also quick to defend the students saying Kenyans are misled to believe that phones aid in exam cheating.

Instead, he pointed blame to the Kenya National Examination Council(KNEC) saying most of the cheating is aided by officials from the council.

Regarding the unrest witnesses in several secondary schools in the country, Sossion said the new term dates set by Matiang’i should be revised to restore calm among students.

He also condemned the move by Teachers Service Commission to get rid of headteachers in some of the affected schools saying the heads are not to blame for the unrest.

source:TUKO

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