The Bingham University, Karu, in Nasarawa State, has announced the ban on use of smartphones by students on campus.
A memo sighted by CAMPUS GIST dated 18th January, 2023, said the decision was taken by Management following violations of school policy regarding smartphone use.
“Following repeated abuse in the use of smartphones in contravention of section 5.14 subsection I, II and III of the students handbook, the use of smartphones is hereby prohibited with immediate effect,” the statement signed by the University’s Registrar partly read.
According to the new policy, violators of the order would have their phones confiscated and face “appropriate sanction.”
Efforts to obtain further comments from Management on the matter probed abortive. But a top management staff told this online media that students are allowed to use laptops on campus.
“Yes, we have banned smartphones as stated in the Registrar’s memo but allow the use of laptops,” the management staff claimed.