CHADIZA Boarding Secondary School authorities have confiscated more than 60 cell phones that were used illegally by pupils in the school.
The confiscated phones will soon be auctioned and the funds from the sale will be channeled in the school coffers.
Speaking during this year’s Parent Teachers Association (PTA) annual general meeting, school head teacher Rose Miyombo said the school does not allow the use of cell phones in the school.
Ms Miyombo urged parents to desist from giving cell phones to their children when going to school.
She said that 95 per cent of phone used by pupils was wrong as most of them use them to communicate for the wrong reasons such as calling their boyfriends and girlfriends in and outside the school.
“All the confiscated cell phones will be auctioned and the money remitted to the school account,” he said.
Ms Miyombo revealed that the other big problem which the school was faced with regarding discipline was beer drinking.
She said that some pupils especially boys drunk beer carelessly adding that 17 pupils were sent on forced transfers this year due to indiscipline.
And commenting on the matter, Chadiza District education standards officer Ben Ngoma said children should be disciplined in all aspects of their lives.
Mr Ngoma said that schools that allowed the use of phones by pupils struggled in obtaining good academic results because pupils spent a lot of time on their mobile gadgets rather than studying.