It has only been a month since the administration at Bahria University, Islamabad, ordered a “6-inch gap between male and female students at all times”. Although this absurd rule was revoked, it has unfortunately been replaced by an even more bizarre one!
According to the latest notification which was issued on Monday, 25th June, 2018, by deputy director (Admin & Coordination) Commander (retd) Habibur Rehman, female students are prohibited from using ALL cafeterias on campus except the Dean’s cafeteria. It also notifies male students to use Capital Café, Student Café and Daily Grind ONLY with immediate effect.
Needless to say, students and even faculty are left unhinged by this new move on the part of Bahria’s management. While some complained about the underlying fanaticism behind the policy on Twitter…
After the 6-inch rule, Bahria University has STEPPED IT UP guys. There are now separate cafes for girls and boys. Total gender based discrimination. Clearly this university has its priorities straight. Is mandatory burka next? #WTFBahria #BahriaUniversity (Al-Huda/Islamic Campus) pic.twitter.com/qxs3Yb0pYI
— zoetrope (@ZohwaKarim) June 25, 2018
Bahria University turning into a Madrasah. Boys and girls cafe’s are being separated. Awkward 😂
— UMER (@rajaumer3333) June 25, 2018
Others worried about the future of students subjected to such regressive policies…
Go to the same co-ed University but eat in segregated cafeterias. Regressive and frankly idiotic policies in the education sector will create confused, ill-prepared, and narrow-minded young professionals. https://t.co/IBLQqNP1YR
— Arsla Jawaid (@arslajawaid) June 25, 2018
It seems like students are not the only ones disturbed by this new policy. A staff member who requested to stay anonymous opined, “When the university is same for boys and girls, classes are same and even laboratories then why not cafeterias? By segregating males from females at university means that we failed to prepare our students to be responsible members of our society.”
He further added that he felt that Bahria University is always in the news for all the wrong reasons and that those in a position of authority to issue such absurd notifications need to thoroughly assess the impact they have on the mentality and future of students about to enter the real world.
Meanwhile the girls are worried about their much-needed chaat…
While the boys complain about the excessive heat…
But there were some who suggested practical solutions. Perhaps, the management needs to listen to THEIR voice of reason!
The reason behind this rule is that,Firstly in Bahria University Boys and girls study combinely, their classes, labs,…
But all in all, it is clear that Bahria University’s latest attempt to instil good conduct and morals in its students has confused and enraged most people.
Do you agree or disagree with the university’s latest policy? Tell us in comments!