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Federal directorate of education bans ‘tight jeans, short shirts’

Federal directorate of education bans 'tight jeans, short shirts'

Through a notification the Federal Directorate of Education has issued strict directions to principals of federal schools and colleges across the country to effectively implement the new dress code.

PESHAWAR: The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) issued new dress code for the students, faculty and administration staff, directing them against wearing “tight jeans, short shirt” during duty hours.

The males staff have also been directed not to wear skin-tight jeans, shorts, chains and slippers and remain stick to traditional Shalwar Kameez. The notification said that the new dress code would level the field for the poor and wealthy as both the classes will almost be wearing the same kind of clothes. However, female teachers wearing hijabs will be allowed to wear scarves and hijab. The notification further said female teachers are not allowed to wear sandals, sneakers and sleepers while male teachers will not be allowed to wear shawl during winter season in classes.

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Through a notification the Federal Directorate of Education has issued strict directions to principals of federal schools and colleges across the country to effectively implement the new dress code. The notification urged the administration to ensure proper personal hygiene during working hours. “The heath of the institution shall ensure that every staff member observe good measures in their physical appearance and personal hygiene.”

Earlier this year, the Hazara University in Manshera also issued similar dress code for the students, faculty and administration staff, asking staff members and students. The University had directed female students and staff to wear abaya and shalwar kameez. They were directed to avoid skinny jeans, tights and t-shirts.

The university had also notified that excessive makeup, jewels and carrying large hand bags has also been forbidden.  The University had issued notification to implement the new dress code on the reaction of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman who is the chancellor of the university. The governor has argued, “Each university is allowed to adopt its own dress code. The girls are not bound to follow the dress code strictly and no university is allowed to violate the set standards of the dress code in the province.”

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