Some photos of Igbo students wearing traditional Igbo top, ‘Isi-Agu for their first school assembly in the new academic session has stirred reactions.
In the photos that has gone viral, students of Bubendorff Memorial Grammar School, Adazi-Nnukwu in Anambra state were all pictured rocking popular traditional igbo attire ‘Isi- Agu’ .
Sharing the photos on Facebook, Rev. Fr. Theo Ekwem wrote; “WHOEVER INTRODUCED AFRICAN fabric as part of School Uniforms for our Secondary School children, should be commended.
“Frankly speaking, I don’t know if our beloved State would find another person in the mould of Prof. Kate Omenugha as the Commissioner for Basic Education in Anambra State.
“This woman has introduced laudable, far-reaching and commendable policies that would stand the test of time.”
The choice of outfit has been praised by social media users.
See photos below;
See some reactions below;
Esseite wrote; ‘Well, this is really good on the nationality angle but would make no difference on employment because uniform sewing is equivalent. It would make impacting economic sense if the fabrics are made in Nigeria.’
owobokiri wrote; ‘Ishi agu is not an everyday dress for heavens sake! I’m all for the showcasing of our amazing culture but we should also realize that wearing a dress code for the right occasion is important in terms of preserving our culture. These days I see some wayward females sowing skirts with ishi agu materials. Many young boys use this revered material to sow their “fashionable” T shirt. Arù!’
ezinnebethrand wrote; ‘IPOB grammar school’
preshyb__ wrote; ‘For the culture’