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Cellphone ban at schools 'not feasible'

There has been a call to ban cellphones at schools due to its distraction to the teaching environment.

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The School's Governing Body Foundation on Saturday said a call by the National Association of School Governing Bodies to ban cellphones at schools is not feasible.

The national body argued that cellphones are a distraction that resulted in the disintegration of the teaching environment.

It also said the ban is crucial to protect pupils against irregularities on social networks.

Other bodies including the governing body foundation and Fedsas are opposed to a ban.

The foundation's Tim Gordon said, “For probably 80 percent of our young people, you are banning access to technology that they are not going to get any other way. Of course, if you allow them to do it at home, they have got access to all of the evils already. It is just at a different time of day.”

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