Students ordered to get the same hairdo or face suspension

Students from Licheng Vocational Secondary School in Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province, were required to have the same 'do or face being kicked out.

Students from Licheng Vocational Secondary School in Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province, were told they need to get the same haircut or they might be kicked out of school.

Teachers from the school said they introduced the rule out of safety concerns, worried the students’ hair might be caught in machining tools while conducting experiments. Students from education majors were not required to follow the rule, which has been supported by local education authorities.

A student from the school said school officials would ask those who were unwilling to have their hair cut to leave the school. Some students said the rule was “unreasonable” since they are already adults.

As a pictured display panel on campus showed, male students were required to have crew cuts of one to three centimeters long while female students needed to sport a classic bob style, revealing their ears, eyebrows and necks.

Hair salons near the school have recently been packed with students ready to have their hair cut in line with the new rules. Teachers at the school were also told to cut their hair in order to set an example for their students.


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