ISLAMABAD: The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has introduced a new dress code for teachers, which prohibits educationists from wearing jeans, tights and T-shirts during duty hours.
In a notification, the FDE instructed teachers to wear teaching gowns in class and lab coats in the laboratory.
The FDA has banned female teachers from wearing jeans or tights, while male teachers are not allowed to wear jeans and T-shirts. The FDE argues that research has shown that clothing affects people’s perceptions and is more than just what you are wearing.
Read the FDE notification, “In the first instance, Outlook imposes very positive expectations based on students’ preferences and behaviors.”
What can female teachers wear?
For female teachers, a “simple and decent shalwar kameez / dupatta / shawl shirt” has been recommended by the regulatory authority.
Only formal shoes, including pumps, loafers and mules, are allowed. But due to the long hours during the lesson, comfortable shoes like shoes and sandals can also be worn.
It added that teachers wearing scarves would be allowed to wear scarves and hijabs.
What can male teachers wear?
Male teachers will not be allowed to wear shawls during the winter, but they can wear sweaters, coats and jerseys.
If a male teacher is coming to work wearing a shalwar kameez, he has to wear a belt with it.
If she is wearing a dress shirt, she should preferably have a full sleeve with a tie and trousers. During the summer, a half-sleeved dress shirt and / or bush shirt can also be worn.
Men can only wear formal shoes for shoes, including dress shoes, loafers, moccasins and boots. Shoes and sandals can also be worn, but not slippers.
All non-teaching staff must always maintain presentable clothing and wear clean, neat and properly ironed clothing and appropriate footwear.
The FDE also issued a note on “physical appearance” and personal hygiene, asking all agency heads to ensure that each staff member maintains his or her physical appearance and personal hygiene. Observe “reasonably good measures” in health. This includes regular haircuts, beard trimming, nail trimming, showers and the use of deodorants / perfumes.