- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DHAKA, BANGLADESH (AP) - Education authorities thought the ban on student cellphones in class would be enough to prevent disruptions.

They forgot about the teachers.

Fed up with educators receiving _ and even making _ phone calls during their own lectures, Bangladesh’s Education Ministry has banned them from bringing their phones into class as well.

School officials are supporting the rap on the knuckles for teachers.

Viqarunnessa High School and College head Hosne Ara Begum says, “There are teachers who spend more time in talking on cellphones and ignoring lectures. We welcome the ban.”

The ban takes effect immediately Tuesday.

More than half Bangladesh’s 150 million people have cellphones.

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