PESHAWAR - Dozens of Khyber Medical College students on Monday held a demonstration against the administration's decision to wear college proper dress-code, which they said unacceptable for them.
Protesting the decision, a large number of male and female students holding placards inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands gathered outside the KMC building. They demanded of the college administration to take back the decision.
The protesting students said that they would not wear the dress-code mentioned in the 1954 college prospectus and vowed to keep continue their boycott from classes till the decision was not reversed. On the other hand, KMC Principal Noorul Eman said dress-code was the identity of the institute and it created a sense of self-confidence in the students. An official of KMC said that those opposing the dress-code decision were few students.
According to senior faculty of the college, the uniform had never been followed since the inception of college in 1954, though it existed in the prospectus. But, the college administration this time had earlier informed the students and took their parents into confidence before implementing the decision.
The female students would be required to wear maroon shirt, white shalwar with white duppata and white long overall. In the winter, female students would be required to wear maroon jersey or coat and white Abaya which though would be optional. While male students would have to wear white short, white shalwar/ gray trouser, black shoes, white long overall, white turban or cap (optional). In the winter, the male students would have to put on maroon jersey or coat.
"The college administration made the decision after deliberations and was serious about implementing proper dress-code.”