Afghan government on Monday approved change in color of uniform for school girls.
Based on the approval, school girls across the country will wear dresses with blue or grey colour instead of prevailing black.
It came during the regular ministerial council meeting presided by Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.
Abdullah instructed that blue and grey should be intended for primary and high schoolgirls.
Earlier, the education ministry proposed blue, grey and navy blue for girls in primary, middle and high schools respectively.
Javed Faisal, the deputy spokesman for the chief executive, told 1TV that the decision will cover public schools not private ones.
He said that the colour of the scarf of the schoolgirls will remain white.
The change will take effect as the next educational year begins - in March.
During the Taliban rule prior to 2001, Afghan girls were barred from going to schools. However, currently thousands of girls attend schools in the country.
The change in the uniform of the girls come after complaints that black absorbs the heat and that it is associated with unhappiness.
During the ministerial council meeting, Afghan Education Minister Asadullah Hanif Balkhi said that the UAE Red Crescent will provide 40,000 clothes in assistance for schoolchildren in Afghanistan.