‘Yes’ to cells in schools
MINISTER OF CULTURE AND YOUTH Stephen Lashley is supporting a proposal by the Ministry of Education to allow children to use cellphones in schools across the island.
Speaking at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre during the NIFCA Visual Arts Exhibition on Sunday, he expressed satisfaction with this year’s entrants, especially those from Ellerton Primary who participated in the photography competition with work that essentially utilised cellphone cameras.
“I believe it has become exceedingly clear that our nation’s youth are keen on utilising what is common and what is easily accessible to them for creative expression,” he said. “Indeed, I’ve always been of the view that the use of the cellphone in schools in particular ought to have been regulated rather than banned.” (AD)
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