The plan to ban cell phones in schools, which was part of the Conservative election campaign, will be implemented in the first 100 days after the government comes to power. According to the DPA agency, New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon said this during his visit to a school in Auckland today.
According to Luxon’s New Zealand National Party, the aim of the measure is to increase the concentration and performance of pupils in schools. “I will not stand idly by and watch the educational success rate decline, which has happened in recent years,” said the prime minister, who took office this week.
France already banned mobile phones and other electronic devices in schools in 2018, and the Netherlands and Britain want to follow suit. The topic is also being discussed in Germany, but the German teachers’ union recently spoke out against a complete ban, writes DPA.
Luxon has already sparked outrage this week when he announced that his government would scrap a law that would have banned smoking in the country for people born after 2008 from next year. a move to help finance tax cuts.