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Clerics, as well as teachers in some parts of the country have thrown their weight behind the ban of wearing miniskirt on the school uniforms in both private and public schools.
PLATFORM TIMES had reported the ban on miniskirt in schools by the Anambra State government.
PLATFORM TIMES observed that some Nigerians have taken to social media to either condemn or commend the policy by the state governor, Charles Soludo.
Meanwhile, clerics and teachers, reacting to the issue on telephone calls with PLATFORM TIMES on Monday, approved the policy, saying it was a step to bring sanity to the society.
An Islamic speaker and professor of Microbiology at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Prof Sarafadeen Abdulkareem stated that no religion preaches indecency.
Prof Kareem further said such policy would bring about social change and reduce social menace, saying other state governments should follow suit.
He said, “I think the governor is on the right track because Islam and Christianity preach modesty.
“And from Islamic point of view, our noble prophet (S.A.W) said modesty is part of faith.”
He added, “So, for any young lady to be wearing miniskirt, it shows lack of modesty. And it is an invitation to fornication or adultery, sexual harassment, and it is a way of reducing morality to the lowest helm.
“If the governor can maintain that policy, it will bring sanity to the state; it will encourage modesty and it will equally promote morality.
“Yes, I think other state governors should do the same thing.”
A Reverend, Olusegun Samson also expressed that no parent would frown at such policy, adding that indecent dressing is against religious teachings.
“Those parent that support what the governor said are right; but those that are against it, I don’t know, maybe they don’t follow what the Bible and the Qur’an say.”
Also speaking, the chairman of the Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, Mrs Flourish Obalana told PLATFORM TIMES that education without morality was incomplete.
According to her, moral standard goes along with education.
Mrs Obalana added, “There are ways and manners a teacher should dress. A teacher should be a role model to his/her students.
“While a teacher dresses modestly to school, the same applies to students.
“I am not in support of students wearing miniskirt to school. At least, their skirt should be longer than the knee,” the teacher submitted.
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