The Anambra State Government has placed a ban on the wearing of miniskirts as a school uniform in all schools in the state.
While Speaking in Akwa on Sunday, September 18, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, said the ban became necessary as schools resume on Monday.
She said the ban had been communicated to Education Secretaries of public and private schools in the state.
The commissioner cond€mned the growing trend of wearing miniskirts as school uniforms and said it was morally wrong and unacceptable in children of school age.
According to her, “It goes against the acceptable dress code for schools in the state. A student should look smart, well-groomed, project positive vibes, and not be indecently dressed for school.
Knee length, the commissioner noted, remains the acceptable length for school uniforms in the state, not above the knee.
You are the foundation, you control the formative years of the children. Let us infuse the right morals and discipline in students so they grow to be rational human beings, showing them there is more to life. If we fail to get it right at this stage, we have failed to protect the future of the children.”