'People have been using analog clocks for almost as long as they have been telling time. However, with the abundance of modern technology, the younger generations are finding it difficult to tell the time using the hands of the clock.
In the UK, the home of the world’s most famous clock, Big Ben, many educators are phasing out analog clocks in favor of digital ones. Students taking the GCSE and A-level exams were complaining that they couldn’t read the time. In order to make everything “as easy and straightforward as possible,” they are making the switch to digital time reading.
Stephanie Keenan works at Ruislip High School in northwest London and is the Head of English. Her school has installed digital clocks in the exam hall.
Teachers have started “removing analog clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time .” While many classrooms will still have analog clocks, during scholastic aptitude examinations digital clocks are favored. Students are under strict time constraints during these tests, and teachers believe that using digital clocks in favor of analog clocks help students.
During the tests, students will often interrupt to ask how much time is left. By switching to digital clocks, students will be able to tell time themselves leading to less interruptions during the test. 
Malcolm Trobe is the deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders. He said, “The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations… They are used to seeing a digital representation of time on their phone, on their computer. Nearly everything they’ve got is digital so youngsters are just exposed to time being given digitally everywhere.”'
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