Tony Okafor, Awka
The Anambra State Government has banned the wearing of miniskirts in both public and private schools in the state.
This is coming as most schools in the state are expected to resume for the new academic year on Monday( tomorrow)
The commissioner for Education, Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh announced the government’s decision at the weekend
during an interactive meeting with education secretaries of public and mission schools held at the Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board
(ASUBEB) hall, Awka, the state capital.
The Commissioner condemned the growing trend of putting on mini-length uniforms to schools, stating that it was morally wrong and unacceptable to the standards desired for the children of the by the state government.p
The Commissioner said, “A student should look smart, well groomed, project positive vibes and not be indecently dressed for school.”
She said the acceptable length for uniforms in the state remained knee length and not above the knee as was fast becoming the fashion.
The Commissioner charged the education secretaries to ensure schools would comply with the directives and salvage the future of the students of the state.
She charged the participants to infuse the right morals and discipline in students so that they would grow to be good behaviour and conduct.