The Women University Swabi has banned the usage of mobile phones or tablets on the premises of the campus announcing a fine of Rs. 5000 and disciplinary action in case of violation.

The administration says that the decision will be strictly implemented and the students will have to follow the instructions. Digital technology like tablets or smartphones is used not only for fun but also has a huge role in the education of the students but the university administration is of the view that the use of mobile phones affects the academic performance of students.

The notice issued in this regard says, ‘it is notified for information of all the students that smartphones/touch screen mobiles or tablets will not be allowed on the premises of Women University Swabi with immediate effect.’ The university made excessive use of social media apps, which was the reason for this decision. The circular further said, ‘it has been observed that students extensively use social media applications during university timings, which affects their education, behavior, and performance.’

The heads of the different departments have been instructed to spread this information among the students and make sure the implication of the said decision.

The university staff agreed with the decision taken by the administration of Swabi University and said that it was in the best interest of students while talking to media channels.

It has also been notified by the administration that mobile phones will be confiscated if anyone is seen using them. Not just that, strict disciplinary action will be taken against the student and they will be charged with a fine of Rs. 5000.

The world is moving forward and many institutes have started using digital modes of education in the classrooms. But this institute sounds to be moving backward in comparison. What do you think about this decision? Will you like to be a part of such an institute?

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Ayesha Areej is a staff writer at The Academia Magazine

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