By Lucy Osuizigbo-Okechukwu, Awka.
The Anambra State Government has banned the wearing of miniskirts as school uniform in all schools in the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, in a statement in Awka on Sunday, announced that the ban became necessary as schools resume on Monday.
She said that the ban had been communicated to Education Secretaries of public and private schools across the state.
Chuma-Udeh condemned the growing trend of wearing miniskirts as school uniform, saying that it was morally wrong and unacceptable for children of school age.
“A student should look smart, well-groomed, project positive vibes and not be indecently dressed for school.
“The acceptable length for uniforms in the state remains knee length and not above the knee, which is fast becoming the fashion trend in schools,’’ she noted.
The commissioner said Education Secretaries had been instructed to ensure the schools’ compliance with the directive to salvage the future of students in the state.
Chuma-Udeh also urged the secretaries to instil the right morals and discipline in students, so that they would be well-behaved and grow to become responsible adults.