The University of Eldoret that has joined KeMU in enforcing student dress code. PHOTO/COURTESY

By Abraham Wesonga

Uasin Gishu’s University of Eldoret (UoE) students have been put on notice over dressing “inappropriately” within the varsity premises with the management warning of disciplinary action against those who defy the directive.

In a recent memo, the Dean of Students Dr Lelei Kiboiy said Article 3.1 (e) of Rules and Regulations governing conduct and discipline of students, prohibits wearing miniskirts, skin-tight dresses, ragged, tumbo-cut blouses/T-shirts, low-cut blouses/dresses, micro-shorts and transparent dresses as well as attires showing bra straps for ladies.

Male students are also prohibited from sagging trousers, wearing clothes revealing the chest, and ragged or ripped jeans.

“All students are expected to dress in simple, modest, decent and appropriate attire that facilitates conducive environment for the students,” the Dean said.

Students were part of the organ that sanctioned the dress code that majority of them approved according to some of the student officials.

This comes barely two weeks after the Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) ordered students reporting from holidays to adhere to the prescribed dress code.

In a memo by Dean of Students Dr Esther Mbaabu, male students are not supposed to have dreadlocks, plaited hair, or earrings or have untucked shirts or exposing their chests.

Further, female students, should not wear tops exposing their bellies, navel, or backs while the skirts must be below the knee with see-through dresses and body-tight trousers also outlawed.

The skirt slits should be below the knee with the blouse neckline “running down no more than four inches” leaving the cleavage exposed.


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