The Only School in Africa Where Boys Strictly Wear Skirts as School Uniform

The appearance of male students at a school in Uganda wearing skirts as part of the required attire sparked discussions on social media. People have been wondering why male students at Nyakasura School, a mixed boarding and day high school in Uganda’s Western region, are wearing skirts against the norm.

The school was founded in 1926 by a Scottish missionary called Lieutenant-Commander Ernest William Eborhard Calwell Following this, Nyakasura School adopted the uniform as the school Scottish missionary Calwell was from Scotland and wanted to influence them.


The school principal has however come out to clear the air around the conversation, saying that people are misapprehensions the concept behind their school attire. He said that the skirt-like attire is actually a kilt, a traditional attire worn by Scottish men.

Mr Manyindo emphasized the students’ love for their uniforms so much because it makes them unique despite the mockery from the community. Being a mixed school, many people claim they find it hard to differentiate between boys and girls when visiting the school for the first time.

The majority indicated that they are always insulted and criticized by students from other schools for wearing ‘girls’ uniform, but to them, there is nothing wrong with the attire.


As a Ghanaian can you wear skirt to school and why are they still adopting Scottish culture after many years of independence. Why is Africa still not totally free from their colonials after gaining independence they still practice another man’s culture in their country.

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