Delta state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has banned the use of GSM phones by pupils of public primary and secondary schools in Delta State.
Uduaghan, who said that the use of mobile phones by pupils was “unacceptable to the Government”, announced the ban an inspection tour of some schools in the state.
According to him, the use of mobile phones by the pupils, breeds indiscipline as it distracts their attention from the main focus of academic pursuit.
After observing that most of primary and secondary school students had phones while studying, the governor ordered school principals and heads of primary schools across the state, to henceforth seize such phones from the pupils.
He said that the pupils were in schools to learn and not play, stressing that parents and teachers should ensure that the pupils leave their phones behind at home when going to schools.
“Discipline is very key to the development of our youths and this starts from the homes thereafter the schools is the next place … I was very disappointed at the level of indiscipline where you find that they were playing with mobile phones.
“This is not acceptable; no student should take mobile phones to schools. The issue of discipline particularly as it affects the use of phones must be taken seriously”.