The Anambra State administration announces a ban on female pupils wearing short skirts in classrooms as classes start up again on Tuesday.
Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, the state’s Commissioner for Education, said that both public and private schools in the state are subject to the prohibition.
The commissioner referred to such a way of clothing as morally unacceptable when he met with the education secretaries of public and mission schools over the weekend at the Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB).
“A student should look smart, well-groomed, project positive vibes and not be indecently dressed for school,” the commissioner said.
She denounced the practice of wearing tiny uniforms to school, calling it immoral and contrary to the ideals the state holds for its citizens’ children.
She said that the state still considered knee-length to be the appropriate uniform length, rather than the above-the-knee look that was quickly taking over.
The commissioner gave the education secretaries the responsibility of ensuring that the state’s schools followed the guidelines and preserved the future of its pupils.
She urged them to instill proper values and behavior in students so that they would mature into decent human beings.