19 Jul '12, 2pm

Malaysia to consider allowing students to bring mobile phones and other gadgets to school

Malaysia to consider allowing students to bring mobile phones and other gadgets to school

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said on Monday that students would be allowed to bring electronic gadgets to school next year once rules and regulations under the Education Act 1996 are amended. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Teachers and parents are not entirely convinced that students should be allowed to bring mobile phones and IT gadgets to school next year. National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) president Hashim Adnan said while such electronic gadgets were useful, there were other issues to consider. 'I am worried students will use them only for chatting and checking their Facebook,' he said, adding that those without mobile phones 'would feel left out'. Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said on Monday that students would be allowed to bring electronic gadgets to school next year once rule...

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