President Ashraf Ghani has rejected the proposed new uniforms for schoolgirls suggested by the Ministry of Education.
A spokesman for Afghan President of Wednesday said the design has been rejected because it was inappropriate and in contrast with the culture of the people.
“The scheme which was suggested by the Ministry of Education, was rejected by the President. President Ghani has directed the Ministry of Education to consider the view of teachers, parents and the students in making new uniforms,” said the President’s deputy spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi.
He added, President Ghani insisting that no design will be acceptable unless the economic situation of the families has been taken into consideration.
Furthermore, the president has instructed the Ministry of Education to propose another uniform in line with the national tradition of the country.
This comes after the proposed scheme went viral on social media with different reactions from the users.
According to the design, the blue color dress has been proposed for the school girls studying in preliminary classes while the gray color has been proposed for the medium and high school students.