Deiyai, 1/3 (Jubi) – Wear your traditional cloth wherever you are, even if you were going to the colleges in the other city since it symbolizes the identity of Mee people and culture.
Petrus Adii, teacher of Local Content at SMPN (Junior High School) 1 Tigi of Deiyai Regency, told his 3rd grade students while giving a direction for his drama class on Friday (28/2). The students were wearing the traditional clothes: Koteka and Moge.
“Wearing koteka and moge is mandatory for the 3rd grade students in my class,” he said.
According to him, as a teacher he has observed that the young generation was embarrassed to wear their traditional clothes, which actually they should be proud and uphold their own traditional values and culture.
He also asked the students who were not Mee origins to wear their own traditional clothes. “I have asked them to wear the traditional clothes that representing their tribes,” he said.
However tabloidjubi.com met a student not wearing the traditional cloth. Irfan Efendy, the student, said he got a teacher’s permission for not wearing it because his parents do not have it. (Jubi/HOM/rom)