WEEK/TERM: THIRD TERM /WEEK 7
CLASS: Grade 3
DATE: 26th June, 2020
SUBJECT: National Values
TOPIC: Importance of Phone Numbers
Notes for the Pupils
The usefulness of phone numbers is beyond communication; it is a useful identity to every citizen of a country. Phone number means – a number that is assigned to a telephone line or a specific phone that is used to call. That phone or phone number that you use to call a particular phone.
Importance of phone number
- A phone number is used for financial transactions.
- It serves as a strong security.
- It proves identity and age.
- It helps us to talk to customer care when there’s a problem.
- Not everyone is connected to the internet, so a phone number helps in reaching out to people.
- It is a very fast and easy means of communication.
Phones are the perfect way of staying connected to others and they provide the user with a sense of security in case of emergency, having a cell phone can allow help to reach you quickly and could possibly save lives. With the phone you can do the following:
- Have access to the internet.
- Send and receive photos and files from one person or the other.
- In the event of loss of a phone, it can be detected easily through the use of technology.
Advantages of having a smartphone
- Instant communication
- Web surfing
- Camera – for selfies
Disadvantages of having a smartphone
- Poor social interaction
- Health issues – eye problems, lack of sleep.
- Addiction – games, social media.
- Extra workload.
- How many digits does a phone number have in Nigeria? Give two examples.
Note: in addition, all cell phones in Nigeria begin with a three-digit prefix e.g. 070, 080, 081, 090. Nigeria international dialling code is +234