The Borno State Government has introduced a new dress code for Muslim students in government secondary schools across the state with effect from first term of the 2023/2024 session.
The Director, Schools Management, Borno State Ministry of Education, Bukar Mustapha-Umara, made this known via a statement issued on Thursday, May 18.
Mustapha-Umara noted that under the dress code, every student must always wear a trouser, quarter blouse, head tie, and himar (veil) in school.
The director also directed all principals of secondary schools to ensure total compliance to the new dress code.
He added: “This dressing code is compulsory for all Muslim female students all over our secondary schools in the state.
“But for the Christian female students, it is optional. They can remain with their present dress code or change to the trouser.”
Mustapha-Umara called on parents and students to make adequate arrangements for the new school uniform before the commencement of the 2023/2024 academic session.