Heads of schools informed to abide by Gazette notification

Heads of all schools were yesterday informed by the Education Ministry to abide by the Gazette notification issued under the emergency regulations which prohibited dress and helmets preventing the identification of persons.
Education Ministry Secretary M. N. Ranasinghe in a circular to heads of schools, zonal and provincial educational directors said confusion has caused in several schools, when teachers and other individuals had entered school premises wearing dresses and helmets preventing their identification .
Accordingly, entering school premises wearing Burqa, Niqab, Full Face, Modular and Off-road helmets has been banned, while wearing of Chador, Hijab and other helmets has not been banned.