Zambian University bans “half-naked” female students

A top Zambian University has warned female students against what it calls dressing provocatively especially to libraries within the institution’s campus.

The University of Zambia has in a notice asked the female students to stop dressing “half-naked” since it distracts male students from focusing on their studies.

The notice reads that “It has come to our attention that some female students dress half-naked as they use the library, a situation which is disturbing the male students.”

“We therefore advise the female students to dress modestly as you use university facilities. Modesty is the way to go!”

Photo: Dikina Muzeya

A female student told the BBC that “If your mission of going to the library is to study, why should you start looking at other things like a female’s legs?” with others saying male students should “Just concentrate on your books, that’s all.”

But a male student has also told the BBC that the decision of the university is appropriate since “You know how attractive women bodies are. How can you concentrate on studying when someone walks in a mini skirt or a tight dress. You’ll start thinking about other things and you won’t concentrate.”

The University of Zambia is one of Zambia’s prominent universities located in the capital, Lusaka.



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