Universities move to clarify student dress code

Universities have displayed written instructions regarding dress codes at the entrances to many colleges and institutes following an uproar over a 28 October decision by the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to impose uniforms on university campuses in Iraq, writes Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor.

The media reported that the uniforms’ specifications released on 28 October were “conservative”, since female students were required to wear a “loose, below-the-knee skirt and shoes with heels that are no more than five centimetres high, while pants are strictly prohibited for female students”.

However, the uproar raised by the uniform requirements prompted the ministry to issue a clarification on 30 October, stressing that “uniform rules should be strictly applied, but each university administration can determine the specifications of its uniform”.
Full report on the Al-Monitor site