MoE to Establish Dress Code for All Levels of Education
MoE to Establish Dress Code for All Levels of Education. The Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER) recommends that the Ministry of Education (MoE) develop a dress code regulation for all levels of education.
On August 1, 2023, the committee made this suggestion to President William Ruto.
The committee discovered that school uniforms can be costly for parents due to schools collaborating with uniform suppliers, forcing parents to buy from a single provider.
This recommendation follows the government’s recent prohibition on the sale of school uniforms.
Moses Kuria, Cabinet Secretary for Trade and sector, chastised schools for profiting from the uniform sector in January.
He claimed that the Ministry of Education has indicated unequivocally that schools should not sell uniforms, and that parents are free to purchase them from any source they choose.
Gathoni Wamuchomba, the Githunguri lawmaker, submitted a resolution in March to make school uniforms affordable for all students in both private and public institutions.
She contended that requiring parents to fund individual school accounts for uniforms would exclude many students whose parents could not afford it.
Wamuchomba advocated that the Ministry of Education develop a policy for standardizing and manufacturing school uniforms across the country.