A private university in Nigeria has made a law banning its students from using smartphones within the school compound.
In a new development, students of one of the most prestigious private Nigerian universities, Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), have been asked by the authorities to stop the use of smartphones and other smart gadgets like tablets.
The rule which affects both the old and new students of the school, was not welcomed with open arms by the students and social media users, who have not held back in letting their opinions known.
Here's what the school authority said in a released statement to that effect:
"Mobile Phone ; The University would allow students to use telephone but limited to non-smartphones. Any TELEPHONE aside the University’s specification, inclusive of TABLETS or IPADS shall be CONFISCATED and the Student shall be SANCTIONED."
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People have since taken to social media to complain. See some of their reactions below:
What do you think?