Education Ministry introduces comfortable clothes | Sunday Observer

Education Ministry introduces comfortable clothes

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has taken steps to provide an opportunity for pregnant teachers to wear comfortable clothing while at school.

Based on the decision taken by the Minister on the recommendation of doctors, the Education Ministry has launched a national program to introduce a special dress code for pregnant teachers. Women teachers wear the traditional saree to schools even during the advanced stages of pregnancy and the doctors have advised the Minister on the necessity of providing a comfortable garment for pregnant teachers.

Accordingly, all pregnant teachers in the school system will be able to use this comfortable dress.

According to the Education Ministry there are 236,000 teachers in the Sri Lanka's education system out of which 172,000 teachers are women.

According to statistics, over 10,000 of them take maternity leave annually.