Australian Government Prohibits Use of Mobiles by Teachers in Classrooms
This notification that was issued during a Child parliament’s session reflects what a shame it is that the government has to take such extreme steps since the citizens, especially teachers, lack basic respect and common sense. How would the teachers feel or react if a student, in the middle of a classroom session, would pull out his/ her mobile to make or take any personal phone call? Considering such a scenario, I will definitely not term the Minister’s words as over-reactionary.
The Daily Star, Australia’s well-read daily newspaper, recently published an article highlighting the teachers coming under spotlight for misusing their cell phones and disrupting lessons as well as the learning process in the classrooms. For a change, this time it is not the students under the scanner but their teachers!
Minister Nahid even went a step further by saying that such an activity accounts for “immoral activities” since it threatens the very nobility of this teaching profession. Not just that, it even forces students to undertake private tuitions as the teachers are busy with their mobiles during the classes instead of teaching.
Despite this ban, it remains to be seen whether this intervention by the government will fetch any desirable results or will the teachers need to be taught a lesson themselves only.
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