I would have loved to grow my hair, but my school is against it. I once had long hair, but it never affected my performance. If you are not committed to your studies, you can easily be distracted by hair. I love school and know what I want to be and do in future, so long hair cannot distract me from
I would have loved to grow my hair, but my school is against it. I once had long hair, but it never affected my performance. If you are not committed to your studies, you can easily be distracted by hair. I love school and know what I want to be and do in future, so long hair cannot distract me from my studies.
Zubedah Ali, Kololo High School
If I grew my hair, I would not be able to concentrate on my studies. A student should dedicate all her time to her studies. Hair is a distraction. One also needs to have money to maintain her hair. There should be a difference between students and working women. People are likely to respect students with short hair.
Mary Mbaita, Kololo High School
It is okay to have long hair but I would not grow mine when I am still in school. Many girls spend most of their time styling hair, forgetting about their studies. Students look smarter with short hair because it is easy to maintain.
Bita Namata, Kololo Secondary School
I would look smarter with long hair. Having short hair makes girls look vulnerable because people, especially men, take advantage of school girls. Long hair cannot distract a student from academics if she knows what she wants. Annah Matonange, Agrolinks Academy I have had long hair for two years and it has not not distracted me from my studies. I do not fuss over my hair. It is easy to manage because it is chemically-treated. I go to class and do my chores on time.
Elizabeth Zakayo, Agrolinks Academy I would have loved to grow my hair because I would look more beautiful and smart. People with long hair also look professional. I would have to ensure that my hair is neat and also be in time for class. Having long hair would not affect my academics because I know my priorities. Education comes first and I always stick to my reading timetable.
Compiled by Rehema Aanyu
Students share their views on hair