Mount Kenya University is one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Kenya, and has now joined the likes of Strathmore and Daystar University in enforcing a strict dress code for its students.
The private university was on Wednesday on the limelight after circulating a memo detailing how it expects their learners to dress.
Atop the list is the rule that prohibits MKU students from wearing clothes or pants that reveal their “private body parts”.
“Persons dressed in clothes/pants revealing private body parts will be denied access into the University premises and will be required to go back and dress decently,” the notice states.
It further stipulates that no student will be allowed to wear caps or hats during lectures, in the library, laboratory or when addressing a staff member.
Male students will be expected to have well-groomed hair at all times, while ladies should not wear see-through clothes, bare-backs, mini-skirts, crop-tops (tumbo-cut) and low-cleavage attire.
A student can oly be given a mximum three warnings and sent back to change, and if they continue to break the rules the university will take disciplinary measures.
“Warning will be given in case of breach of the dressing code. After a third warning the student will be referred to a disciplinary committee,” stated the Dean of students.