Gujarat bans mobile phones in schools, colleges

In the first instance of its kind in the country, Gujarat Government has banned use of mobile phones in schools and colleges, saying it was affecting educational activities in the institutes.

Ahmedabad: In the first instance of its kind
in the country, Gujarat Government has banned use of mobile
phones in schools and colleges, saying it was affecting
educational activities in the institutes.

A resolution to this effect was passed by the state
education department yesterday, official sources said today.

According to the resolution, students up to class 12 will
not be allowed to take mobile phones inside the school
premises, while college students are allowed to carry their
instruments along with them but not permitted to use them.

Even teachers, staff, parents and visitors will not be
allowed to use cell phones in places like classroom, library
and laboratory, a government release said.

The state government has requested the authorities of
schools and colleges to provide land-line phone facility
within the campus for students and staff.

PTI

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