Finland wants to ban the use of phones in schools


Finland is expected to ban the use of mobile phones in schools to increase the efficiency of learning among students.

The country’s new right-wing coalition pledged to introduce the new measure for students aged seven to 15. It also announced an increase of €199 million in funding for reading, writing and mathematics.

“The government will strengthen the powers of teachers and principals to intervene in activities that hinder learning during school hours,” the new coalition said on Monday.

“We will make the necessary legislative changes to enable more effective restrictions on cases such as the use of mobile devices during the school day, so that pupils and students can better focus on teaching,” it continued.

Finland has been a strong performer in the PISA test, a competition to assess 15-year-old students in math, science and reading.

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