Burkina: The government’s decision to institute the port of Faso Dan Fani at school is the culmination of a long process (minister)

The Minister in charge of National Education, Joseph André Ouédraogo, indicated this Friday in Ouagadougou, that the decision to institute the port of Faso Dan Fani as school uniform from the start of the school year 2023-2024, is the culmination of a long process, underlining the non-binding nature of this measure.

"The government's decision to establish the port of Faso Dan Fani is the culmination of this long process of reflection, dialogue and consultation with all stakeholders," said the Minister of National Education, Literacy and the Promotion of National Languages Joseph André Ouédraogo.

Mr. Ouédraogo, hosted a press conference this Friday in Ouagadougou to provide details on the wearing of traditional dress in primary and post-primary school at the start of the next school year, decided recently by the Council of Ministers. For him, the measure of wearing school clothes made from Faso Dan Fani, is not binding. Because, no student should be expelled from school because he could not acquire a school uniform, he insisted.

The Minister remains convinced that the changeover to simple school uniforms in Faso Dan Fani will not pose any particular difficulties because public and private establishments in the city of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso had already instituted the wearing of this uniform.

As a reminder, the Burkinabè government decided on Wednesday, August 9 in the Council of Ministers, to promote the wearing of school uniforms in Faso Dan Fani. The measure will apply from the start of the 2023-2024 school year.

The school dress experiment in Faso dan Fani will first be conducted in three urban communes and one rural commune, namely Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, Koudougou and Sabou for post-primary and secondary education.

"The wearing of Faso Dan Fani at school is instituted for Mondays, the day chosen for the raising of the colors", specified the Minister.

Source: Burkina Information Agency