The Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) has published a dress code that bars women from wearing “inappropriate clothing” on campus which include skins tights, mini-skirts and see-through.
In a notice to all students, ZEGU Registrar, one I Chinyemba said lecturers can bar students from attending lectures if they are not dressed appropriately. The notice read:
Please be advised that the new 2021 Students Handbook was uploaded on student portals. Students are encouraged to take time to familiarise themselves with the rules and code of conduct in the 2021 Student Handbook.
UNIVERSITY DRESS CODE
We want to remind all students that:
a. ZEGU encourages students to develop a lasting philosophy of good dressing and grooming.
b. Therefore, take care of the following principle: “Tight clothing (e.g., skin tights, leg-ins) cut offs/miniskirts (anything more than 5cm above the knees), shorts, slippers, tops that reveal breast cleavages, back-outs, crop-tops/stomach-outs, bandeau, see-through and other kinds of inappropriate clothing are not allowed on campus (especially classes and church services and other university-related off-campus functions”.
c. Lecturers can bar students from attending lectures if they are not dressed appropriately.
d. Select and wear clothing that gives dignity and an expression of our God-given ability to appreciate beauty, creativity, harmony, and good taste.
ZEGU was founded by the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA) Forward in Faith (FIF) church, one of the largest pentecostal denominations in Zimbabwe.