The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has issued new set of guidelines regarding attire of the staff working in educational institutions.
According to the notice issued by FDE, attire has influence on viewers, be it students or outsiders.
However, the FDE has recommended dress code for staff working in FDE (HQ) and in educational institutions working under the ambit of FDE.
As per the FDE notice, the Male teachers are required to “Wear appropriate, simple and decent shalwar qameez preferably with waistcoat in accordance with the weather conditions.
Only dress shirt (full sleeves preferably with tie) and trousers (dress and cotton pants only) will be allowed. Jeans is not allowed.
“Only formal shoes (dress shoes, loafers, moccasins and boots) must be worn and owing to longstanding hours during teaching comfortable shoes like sneakers and sandals can be worn as well. However, wearing of slippers is not allowed at all.”
Wearing shalwar qameez with waistcoat, pant and shirt with tie (preferably jacket/coat) has been made mandatory for male teachers.
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On the other hand, females are required wear “appropriate simple and decent shalwar qameez, trouser, shirt with dupatta/shawl”,
Moreover, those observing purdah are allowed to wear scarf/hijab while ensuring its clean and neat appearance. Jeans and tights are not allowed.
Formal shoes, including pumps, loafers and mules are allowed. Teachers who have to stand for long hours during teaching could wear comfortable shoes like sneakers and sandals but wearing of slippers is not allowed in any case.
The guidline also states that coats, blazers, sweaters, jerseys, cardigans and shawls are allowed during the winter season.