The federal government is planning to make students in areas prone to terrorism and banditry attacks have access to phones that are not internet compliance.
This is according to Punchng, quoting a document that originated from the Federal Ministry of Education in which it was said that the step is aimed at curbing the criminal activities of terrorists, particularly in the north, resulting in the long closure of 615 schools due to insecurity in the region.
Stating what the document contained, the publication wrote, “Government is considering allowing students in vulnerable schools to have access to non-smartphones for purposes of providing a veritable communication network between students, teachers, parents, security agents and other relevant stakeholders.
“We believe this will sufficiently deter criminals as they can be easily hunted down, sometimes even before they strike.
“We have also put in place a comprehensive emergency preparedness and response mechanism to deal with emerging security threats in our schools.”