UNZA backpedals in dress code for female learners

UNZA backpedals in dress code for female learners

 

The University of Zambia has rescinded it’s earlier decision  to ban semi- naked female learners from entering the library.

A few days ago, library management stuck a notice in library forbidding female students from wearing miniskirts and other skimpy attire as this arouses male students.

But following an international aproar that attracted coverage with media such as the BBC, UNZA has disowned the circular.

University of Zambia Librarian, Christine Kanyengo has issued a statement claiming that the said poster was not authorised.

She has since apologised to university female students for the offence that the notice could have caused.

She says UNZA is not a church and can not prescribe a dress code

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    Muwerewere 2 weeks ago

    its better for the male students (monks) be going to the library in boxer shots and vests or just bear chested. Its freedom for all.

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    The Watchman 2 weeks ago

    UNZA currently is ranked number 51 in Africa. Care to know why? It’s got nothing to do with educators but everything to do with learners…

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    The Watchman 2 weeks ago

    Christine,
    Am baffled at what you have posted as official Senate position on the disgrace happening at your institution of learning. What do you mean by the term ” diversity”? Are you implying that UNZA is fertile ground in Zambia for diabolical vices like sodomy, prostitution etc? Christine let me school you on this one important matter. Zambia is not the universe, neither is it Uruguay or Uzbekistan. Zambia has it’s unique identity based on among other things geographical position, it’s ethnic groups,its culture, norms, beliefs and rituals. Zambia is unique and has identified itself as a Christian nation. When patrons of the library you seem to be in charge of raise concern, as a logical institution,the powers that be need to do a thorough investigation and allow the Senate to study the report and then take necessary respite all factors put into consideration. Tell me something Christine, suppose the male folk for some reason decide to patronize the library without shirts on. How much of a halabaloo do you think will obtain? Noe the opposite sex is patronizing the library half dressed and you stand tall and say you embrace that? You deserve an instant dismissal for abetting corruption of morals at that institution. People that are cultured are complaining and you bury your head in the sand? You are a thorough let down to mother Zambia. You will now see a Pandora’s box opened and now I understand why UNZA has continued to lag behind academically in the region. Look at the regional rating… very sad. Majority of learners are onto another agenda and that is selling sex and getting fake grades. When subjected to the real world for performance, it’s pathetic for the majority.These are my views…

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      KAMBWILI 2 weeks ago

      THIS IS A VERY EXTREMELY GOOD DEVELOPMENT, MEANING MORE VISITS TO LIBRARY SO THAT WHEN I SEE A SEXY STUDENT EXPOSING PANTS I WILL JUST SIGNAL WITH K20,000 IN MY HANDS AND OFF WE GO IN THE NEARBY BUSH FOR A QUICKY

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        KAMBWILI 2 weeks ago

        “THE UNIVERSITY HAS NO DRESS CODE.TOLERANCE AND DIVERSITY IS THE BEDROCK OF OUR INSTITUTION”, SAYS UNIVERSITY LIBRIRIAN CHRISTINE KANYENGO
        OKAY THIS IS GOOD NEWS FIRST CHRISTINE I SAW YOU WITH A MINISKIRT IN YOUR OFFICE A TRANSPARENT ONE WHEN I CAME TO ENQUIRE ABOUT BURSARIES REMEMBER WHEN YOU LOOKED AT MY ERECT DICK WOW YOU DID ME BADLY IT WAS REALY ERECT AND HARD YOU ARE LUCKY I CONTROLLED MYSELF

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        Former monk 2 weeks ago

        You are a very vulgar person, stop thinking like a m o t h e r f u c k e r and get your head straight.

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      Former monk 2 weeks ago

      I think you’re hitting below the belt of this poor librarian. What she meant was there is no dress code , simple. It doesn’t mean you can come without a shirt or in a bikini. Mini skirts a fine buddy, it adds colour to our dull world. If it helps a poor monk obtain a girlfriend then so be it! Don’t connect it to poor performance of the university as a whole. And yes in Zambia we have a unique culture but we are constantly evolving and are part of the bigger international world. Chill man, nobody is going to practice sodomy in the library.

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        The Watchman 2 weeks ago

        Former monk,
        If this country will loose all the stewards of rooted cultural norms, rest assured this nation is at great risk of loosing it’s identity. Read carefully what Christine write and that’s what I put to question. I have passed through the walls and streets of a varsity and can assure you that those that took to suggestive behavior which was corrupt majority were poor performers academically. If I may ask, why should it be that ladies demean themselves by adorning themselves in attire that provokes well meaning society. What pleasure is there in wearing clothing that portrays all the hair follicles on one’s back side? What pleasure does one get in adorning themselves in a dress or skirt that is so short when they sit they expose body parts that are not supposed to be for public access? Really why should we pat and embrace such decay as very normal and good for our future national leaders? You say Christine says the varsity has no dress code, well then it’s about time a code was drafted so as to protect other learners from these ravenous wolves whose real agenda is to corrupt others. Finally, former monk you and I may differ in our values but this one thing is true, we are human beings and human beings ought to have Dominion in all nature and that includes respect for the person next to me.
        I rest my thoughts…….

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      The UNZA Librarian is clearly a disgrace who is ignorantly championing an agenda she does not understand. As a former student and lecturer at Unza, I find it inconceivable that this ill-informed Librarian should be supporting insensitive dressing and the open display of pornography at Unza in the name of academic freedom. Little wonder that there is so much prostitution and general immorality and moral decadence at our colleges and universities.
      A library is a public place where decency and general good conduct should be compulsory watch words.
      Disgusted

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        KAMBWILI 2 weeks ago

        this librarian just needs an extremely good fuck i rest my case

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        The Watchman 2 weeks ago

        Mr Mutende,
        I respect you sir. We need more people like you that shall stand against vices that eat into our national bedrock. I salute you sir.