Students steal campus scene by wearing "jejeforms"

Some students stole the campus scene on the first day of school wearing "jejeforms" or "jeje uniforms", reports GMANews.TV.

According to a report by GMA 7's Saksi, some students of Pasig's Rizal High School came to school wearing "jejeforms." The "jejeform" or "jeje uniform" according to Saksi, is the jejemon's version of the standard school uniform. A "jejemon," simply put, refers to mobile consumers who use muddled text formats in their text messages, says reporter Melvin Calimag.

The "jejeform" consists of a white polo, which is much smaller than the standard polo, baggy pants and colorful, high-cut rubber shoes instead of black leather shoes, reports Saksi.   School officials may call the students' attention on wearing the proper uniform, but the Department of Education (DepEd) Order No. 65, s. 2010 says, "The wearing of school uniform shall not be required in public schools."

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While the DepEd cannot do anything about enforcing uniforms in public schools, they are still concerned about students using the jejemon language even if no memorandum will be issued for such practice. DepEd Secretary Mona Valisno told Saksi, "We will discourage this kind of texting by shortcut."

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