In order to adhere to a rigorous clothing rule, some new first-year pupils who have just arrived at a school in western Kenya have had their hair removed.
The new students, who were accompanied by their parents and guardians, lined up at various desks to go through the admissions process. Those who had long hair were sent to a group of barbers.
According to local media, an announcer remarked, “Welcome Kereri Girls, to the girls who are here for the admission process and you have long hair, it is the school’s policy that you get shaved.”
“There is a barber to my left. Please go there to receive help. I’m grateful, the announcer remarked.
A video of a student having her hair removed was posted online by a local NTV station.
Some commenters on the story have criticized the Kisii County boarding school, stating it should pay more attention to matters that are more crucial.
Another issue with Kenyan schools is that they prioritize physical problems above pupils’ happiness and mental health. According to one tweeter, “a head that is nicely shaved but with poor mental health is like a 2023 model ranger over without an engine.”
Robert Alai, a politician, stated that students shouldn’t be shaved bald in the scorching weather. The skin is shielded by the hair. It’s regrettable that we still support this garbage.
In Kenyan educational institutions, especially several universities, strict dress code regulations are typical.