Cell phones will not be allowed in schools, says minister TN

Tamil Nadu School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi on Tuesday warned students against carrying mobile phones in class and said gadgets, if brought, would be confiscated.

Although cellphones have been a regular feature of online classes for the past two years due to the pandemic, there have also been many distractions, he said. “Young minds should be refreshed by the education program,” he said.

”Students are not allowed to bring their mobile phones into schools. If brought, the phones would be confiscated from the students and not returned,” Poyyamozhi said.

The minister’s warning comes a day after schools in grades 1-10 reopened on Monday.

The current decision is consistent with an announcement he made to the State Assembly (in May) that students would not bring cell phones to class, he said and added that a circular had already been sent to schools in this regard.

Speaking to reporters here after handing out welfare aid to members of the public, Poyyamozhi said arrangements had been made for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and police officials to attend special courses during the first few days. , especially for classes 11 and 12.

Measures are underway to upgrade infrastructure to improve the atmosphere in the temple of learning and also measures to recruit more teachers, the minister said.

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