By Obiageli Nwankwo
(Information Officer, Anambra State Ministry of Education)
Anambra state has banned the wearing of mini-length uniforms in schools across the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma – Udeh made this known during an interactive meeting with Education Secretaries of public and mission schools held at ASUBEB hall, Awka.
The Commissioner condemned the growing trend of putting on mini-length uniforms in schools, saying it goes against the acceptable dress code for schools in the state.
According to the Commissioner, a student should look smart, well-groomed, project positive values and not be indecently dressed for school.
She added that the acceptable length for uniforms in the state remains knee – length and not above -the – knee as is fast becoming the norm.
The Commissioner charged the Education Secretaries to ensure schools comply with the directive and salvage the future of students Anambra.
“You are the foundation. You control the formative years of the children”, Prof. Chuma-Udeh said.
“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”, she concluded.
The Education Secretaries met with the Commissioner to discuss the way forward as the next academic session commences on the 19th of September, 2022.