The main purpose of this rule is to fight the trend of students using cell phones to participate in "vulgar activities" and cyber-crime by installing phone jammers and decoders in the campuses of educational institutions across the state.
Prior to the proposal, a Nationalist Congress Party activist previously informed the Minister for Higher and Technical Education that some students were using mobile phones to take pictures and participate in "vulgar activities" on campus.
On June 25, Maharashtra's joint director of education sent a letter to institution heads, seeking feedback on the proposal.
The final proposal must be approved by academics and institution heads before it is implemented.
Know some facts regarding the same.
An education expert says one of the more controversial and most discussed issues that school administrators face on a daily basis is where they stand with students and cell phones. It seems that virtually every school takes a different stance on the issue of cell phones in school. No matter what your school's policy is, there is no way to completely keep all students from bringing their phones unless you do student searches every day, which is simply not feasible.
The fact is that more and more people have a cell phone including students of all ages. 78% of all teenagers now own a cell phone. They are digital natives and thus experts when it comes to technology. 47% of teens can text with their eyes closed. They are far more adept than most adults at using their cell phones for many purposes. .
This type of policy also clears the way for teachers to embrace cell phones as a teaching/learning tool. Teachers who have elected to use cell phones in their daily lessons say that their students are actively engaged and more attentive than they typically are. A cell phone can be a power educational tool. Smart phones especially have the ability to provide students with so much information that teachers cannot deny that they can be powerful technological tools in the classroom.
So, we can't deny saying that mobile phones in today's world has both advantages and disadvantages.
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