Daily Trust (Abuja)

30 April 2012

Nigeria: Jigawa Bans Students' Use of Mobile Phones in Schools

Jigawa Ministry of Education has banned the use of mobile phones by students in secondary schools across the state.

Prof. Haruna Wakili, the state Commissioner for Education, announced this on Monday at a meeting with Principals and Zonal Directors of Education at the Government Unity Secondary School, Ringim.

The commissioner also announced a ban on the use of vernacular during school hours.

Wakili charged principals to ensure compliance with the ban by their students at all time.

He said that any student found using mobile phone or speaking the mother-tongue should be sanctioned by the school authority.

Wakili said the introduction of French language and entrepreneurship subjects had also posed challenges to the education sector.

Earlier in a welcome address, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Malam Abdullahi Hudu, expressed satisfaction with the turn out of the principals at the meeting.

In his remarks the, the Chairman of the state chapter of All Nigeria Principals of Secondary Schools Conference, Malam Hussaini Abdullahi, commended the ministry for the decisions.

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