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ANAMBRA SCHOOL STUDENTS DUMP NORMAL UNIFORM, ATTEND FIRST ASSEMBLY IN NATIVE ATTIRE ‘ISI AGU,’ PHOTOS GO VIRAL

Students of Bubendorff Memorial Grammar School, Adazi-Nnukwu in Anambra have become internet sensation after photos from their first assembly for the new session went viral. Photos from their assembly was shared on Facebook by a priest from the Catholic Diocese of Awka identified as Theo Ekwem. It was noted that all the students wore Igbo native wear called Isi Agu instead of the normal school uniforms. The school appeared to be an all-male.

Are other states copying same school outfit?

Reacting to the development, a Facebook user identified as Harrison Madueke commended the Commissioner of Basic Education in the state Prof. Kate Omenugha for being the brain behind laudable initiatives he said would stand the test of time. He wondered if other states copied same. could however not confirm as of time of making this report if the traditional wear for school uniforms is a new introduction in Anambra schools.

THE ISI AGU WEAR

The Isi Agu also referred to as chieftaincy wear is a pullover shirt common among Igbo people, Wikipedia reports. Isi Agu means lion’s head in Igbo. The fabric is made with the prints of a lion’s head. The attire is worn on special occasions.

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