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The Effects Of The Use Of Mobile Phones On Second Cycle Students In Ghana

Volume 2 - Issue 12, December 2018 Edition
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Author(s)
Ebenezer Akaglo, John Nimako-Kodua
Keywords
blogs, e-learning, Ghana Education Service, global positioning system (GPS), GNAT, mobile phones, phone booths, second cycle institutions, smartphones, leaner-centred, teacher-centred method, WhatsApp, wikis
Abstract
Although mobile phone is one of the tools of information and communications technology (ICT) that supports learning and teaching, it still poses a threat to the academic progress of students of both junior and second cycle institutions, in that it interferes or disrupts learning and teaching. Many students in second cycle institutions covertly sneak and use mobile phones while in school despite its ban by the Ghana Education Service (GES), and this ban must still be enforced until they are configured to prevent access to inappropriate websites.
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