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DepEd: Cell phones not allowed in classrooms

May 29, 2009 2:59pm

MANILA, Philippines — As school starts on June 1, the Department of Education (DepEd) reminded pupils on Friday that cell phones will be forbidden inside the classroom.

Radio dzBB's Allan Gatus quoted DepEd assistant secretary Teresita Inciong saying DepEd Order No. 83 in 2003 already noted the tendency of cell phones to disrupt classes.

Inciong said the order, which bars the use of cell phones during class, applies to elementary and high schools nationwide.

She said teachers who catch students violating the order will call their parents to a meeting and will bring the matter to their attention. - GMANews.TV
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