Students can now use smartphones in School according to Education ministry

The Ministry of Education in Uganda has encouraged students to use smartphones, tablets and laptops to enhance their learning experience.

The New Vision reports that the director of basic and secondary education, Dr. Yusuf Nsubuga said that ICTs should be used to enhance the learning and teaching experience; “there’s no harm in allowing learners to use ICT gadgets as instructional materials. Smartphones are important in sharing knowledge. Banning such things in schools is untenable” Nsubuga said.

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The director also said that the ministry is developing guidelines on the use of Technology by learners in schools. This will help regulate and cub misuse of this tools for others purposes other than education.

Nsubuga made the remarks yesterday at a two-day workshop organized by the Makerere University college of Education and external studies.