Uzbekistan: Karimov Decree Makes Schools, Universities Cell-Free Zones

What is the real reason Karimov’s government wants to ban mobile phones at schools and universities? (Photo: OSCE/Alex Nitzsche)

President Islam Karimov's administration in Uzbekistan wants school-age children to be in school and studying. Yet a new rule imposed on schools and universities indicates that officials are worried Uzbek youngsters are learning too much.

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Evgeny Kuzmin is an editorial associate at Eurasianet.

Uzbekistan: Karimov Decree Makes Schools, Universities Cell-Free Zones

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