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Mobile phones will be banned in schools to improve student performance, New Zealand's new Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says. Education Minister Erica Stanford said current indicators revealed more than half of 15-year-olds in New Zealand did not meet basic literacy and numeracy standards.
"This is a step forward in an important cultural change," says Liberal Party leader Johan Pehrson. The government wants this to be the norm in all Swedish schools.
A school in the northern Lithuanian county of Akmenė has become the first school to ban pupils from using the telephone during school hours. However, Lithuania does not yet have a nation-wide policy on mobile phones in schools, although discussions have taken place in parliament and in the education sector.