A university in Uganda has recently issued a statement to its female students warning them to desist from wearing mini-skirts, makeup, earrings, bangles, necklaces, trousers, open and sleeveless tops, among others. Ugandan newspaper, New Vision, recently reported that the authorities of Bugema University in Uganda had issued the statement.
In properly explaining the new laws and why it had to be enforced, the Dean of Students, George Muphagasi said that the new rule was necessary to maintain high moral standards within the campus. He said the law was not something new to the students as it was clearly stated during the students’ orientation programme.
On why the university needed to make the announcement, he said the students even after knowing about these laws were continually found wanting. The school could no longer condone flaunting of the laws and so needed to make it clear that any student caught defaulting will face the university disciplinary committee.
Asides this, students were also required to take permission before exiting the school premises at any point. These laws are expected to fully take effect from the beginning of the next semester. Bugema University was established in 1948 as an affiliate of the Seventh Day Adventist Church as a theology school for the training of pastors and teachers. Over the years the university has expanded operations to offering degree courses in different disciplines.