Ghana’s Education Service has banned female teachers in the country from wearing trousers to school except during sporting activities.

The directive was contained in an internal memorandum released by the service in the Hohoe region, reminding both male and female teachers of its dress code that has been in existence from the inception of the service.

The memo, which was published by local media, warned female teachers to avoid too much make-up and multi-coloured hair-dos, minimize cosmetic treatment and desist from wearing mini-skirts and sleeveless dresses.

The male teachers were also banned from wearing jean trousers and round-necked shirts.

The memo further warned that disciplinary action would be instituted against any teacher who violated any of the rules, which have been widely hailed by Ghanaians on social media.