Yes to cells

ALEX DOWNES, alexdownes@nationnews.com

Added 20 March 2017

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Minister of Education Ronald Jones says the policy regulating cellphone usage in schools will be ready for the start of the new school year. (Picture by Alex Downes.)

COME SEPTEMBER, students can have their cellphones at secondary schools across the island.

Word of this comes from Minister of Education Ronald Jones, who revealed the Mobile Technologies Use Policy for Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools in Barbados would be ready for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.

The minister was speaking following the opening of the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTA) Parenting In The 21st Century – Media, Money, Music More workshop held at the Christ Church Foundation School on Saturday.

“Well, there are a few steps we have to take. We have the comments of all the stakeholders we communicated with and will put those into context in relation to the policy,” Jones said. (AD)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

 

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