T he new laws regarding Kuwait University’s dress code are met with disagreement from the vast majority of students, making it an important subject to negotiate.
Since the establishment of Kuwait University in 1966, students have never faced an official dress code issue. General university regulations urge students to keep covered and decent and not to wear inappropriate clothing. This allows students to follow the regulations while still being able to follow fashion. However, since that time a number of changes have occurred in Kuwait. The dominance of Islamic political currents suggests that the freedom to dress in Kuwait must be regulated by a certain point of view. Which brings the question, should these regulations conflict with freedom to dress?
Basically, the regulations to dress appropriately and stay covered were in the law system before the university dress code was issued. Kuwait’s constitution (Part 1, Article 2) mentions that the religion of Kuwait is Islam. The public order and ethics also join to serve the same law system. These orders and ethics regulate how people should act when they’re in public places and that includes dealing with people, following public order and dressing up.
It clearly explains that the dress code is just an expansion of the main system of public order on ethics. Personally I think it’s very important to have a dress code in the university as it’s an academic institute where people are working and learning so students should respect both the environment and culture. I therefore advise students, for their own benefit, to be committed to these new codes.< Back