Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, commissioner for education, said in Awka on Sunday that the notification of the ban was necessary because classes start on Monday.
She said that the state’s public and private school education secretaries had been informed of the restriction.
According to the commissioner, it is completely unacceptable for children of school age to wear miniskirts as part of the expanding trend of school uniforms.
“A student should look smart, well groomed, project positive vibes and not be indecently dressed for school.
“The acceptable length for uniforms in the state remains knee length and not above the knee, which is fast becoming the fashion trend in schools,” she noted.
The commissioner said Education Secretaries had been charged to ensure that schools complied with the directive to salvage the future of students in the state.
Chuma-Udeh also urged the secretaries to instil the right morals and discipline in students so that they would be well-behaved and grow to become responsible adults. (NAN).