According to a pamphlet that was passed around the school, any students “caught in any intimate positions” would face disciplinary action, with clause four specifically forbidding “kissing or having sex in public places.” It additionally stated that students living on-site were banned from taking members of the opposite sex to their residences and there was to be no “loitering in dark places outside the sports pavilion or lecture venues”.
The students have the University have been protesting for a few days with outrage at what they call a limitation on their freedom.
While even private schools in Nigeria such as Covenant University, Redeemers University, Babcock University and more have rules like this already implemented into the campus life, there is usually a more liberal lifestyle for students in public universities.
Since this is not a private university, a lot of people are raising their eyebrow at the newly implemented rules.
University of Zimbabwe banned kissing as PhDs were now sexually transmitted and passed on through kissing
— •The Instigator• (@AmBlujay) October 23, 2014
University of Zimbabwe is treating its students like primary school kids. They are not even allowed to kiss on varsity grounds.
— Pholoho Selebano (@Pholoho) October 23, 2014
Hahaha…Mugabe be guy, no kissing on the campus of University of Zimbabwe
— EA. Cournooh (@eacournooh) October 22, 2014
haha they can’t try that here. RT @Shirley_Sein: University of Zimbabwe students banned from kissing and hugging!
— Black Lipped Pastor (@Wanjama_) October 22, 2014
University of Zimbabwe has banned kissing. Surely if they need to ban anything, they shd start with banning fake PhDs!
— percy makombe (@percyfm) October 23, 2014
According to students’ gender representative, Ms Mazikana; as reported by BBC, the ban had less to do with morality and more to do with controlling students who were “not happy about the way they are running the university“
What do you think about the ban?
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