Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) issues dress code, banning jeans and t-shirts for staff in educational institutes




The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has issued a new dress code for male and female teachers banning wearing of jeans and t-shirts on the premises of educational institutes.

As per Dawn, all principals have been directed to ensure that their teaching and non-teaching staff (both male and female) maintains personal hygiene, including regular haircut, beard trimming, nail cutting and use of perfume.The letter issued by the FDE director academics stated: “All heads of institutions/section in-charges shall ensure that every staff member observes reasonably good measures in their physical appearance and personal hygiene.”


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The FDE letter details instructions relating to casual, formal and semi-formal attire: “Appropriate simple and decent shalwar qameez, trouser, shirt with dupatta/shawl. Purdah observing females are allowed to wear scarf/hijab while ensuring its clean and neat appearance. Wearing of jeans and tights are not allowed in any case. Only formal shoes (pumps, loafers and mules) are allowed. Owing to long-standing hours during teaching, comfortable shoes like sneakers and sandals can be worn as well. But wearing of slippers is not allowed at all.