Daily Trust (Abuja)

24 January 2013

Nigeria: Female Teachers Barred From Wearing Trousers in Kogi

Lokoja — The Kogi State Government has barred female teachers in primary and secondary schools from wearing trousers while at work.

State Commissioner For Education, Grace Elebiyo who gave the directive on Wedenesday said whoever violates the directive will face disciplinary action.

Elebiyo who was on an inspection tour to local government education primary school Shintako in Bassa local government gave the directive when she discovered that a female teacher wore an Ankara blouse with a trouser.

"We have dressing code for men and women in our primary and secondary schools,The women can only wear trouser suits but any other trouser outside that is not allowed. They can also wear track suits during sport period," she said.

She warned that the ministry would no longer tolerate any act of indiscipline especially as it relates to dressing code for teachers.

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