-Cuttington Junior College VP Describes Women ‘Dress Code’
By T. Saye Goinleh
The vice president of the Cuttington Junior College in Kakata, Margibi County says the current ‘indecent dress fashion’ that is being practiced by young girls during school hours is one of the issues making the education system messy.
Miss. Victoria Kolue Kasselie said she finds it very difficult to understand why female students in present-day Liberia have resorted to wearing tight and short clothes in schools and in public places.
The female educational psychologist also frowned at middle aged women who have decided to join the young girls in the latest style which in her view does not represent decent womanhood, pure tradition and culture.
“Nowadays we see all kinds of dress codes in our streets that are not proper for our young generation’’, Madam Kasselie spoke regrettably.
She is meanwhile appealing to the Liberian Government to kindly put in place measures that would address the current high wave of ugly dressing and is at the same time cautioning her fellow Liberian older women to be careful with what they wear as the younger girl children would possibly copy from their mothers.
Commenting further on the educational system, the Cuttington Junior College VP blamed the fourteen-year civil upheaval in the country and the deadly Ebola Virus as causes which have set the Liberian educational process backward.
Madam Kasselie also attributed the educational nightmares on the absence of professional teachers who cannot relate to students in order for their learning to be smooth.
She lastly called on those operating various learning institutions whether public or private to employ qualified teachers with degrees in the teaching profession and by this; she thinks the ills in the system will be curbed. Madam Kasselie is meanwhile appealing to parents to strive and put in measures to counter check their children’s progress in schools.
She however said education in Liberia is not a “mess’’, as being widely believed and insinuated in the nation, instead the educational system in the country is what that is messy.
Madam Kasselie said “mess’’ as applied to education in Liberia does not mean the country lacks sound and qualified teachers in the classrooms for which students are not taking their lessons seriously. She said the educational system in which the learning process is being carried out is not conducive for the students at all in the country.