Wednesday, 8 February 2017
The UNILAG Reform. Imposes Dress Code. Bans Low Waist Jeans, Mini-Skirts And Tight Outfits to Campus. cc @DrJoeAbah
In a circular, the management of UNILAG cautioned the undergraduates to desist from wearing tight outfits and those that expose sensitive parts of the body.
THE CIRCULAR READS IN PART: “IT HAS BEEN OBSERVED THAT SOME MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS DRESS INDECENTLY ON CAMPUS, EVEN TO LECTURES. INDECENT DRESSES ARE EITHER TOO TIGHT, TOO SHORT OR EXPOSE SENSITIVE PARTS OF THE BODY.
“STUDENTS SHOULD MAINTAIN A CLEAN AND WELL-CARED FOR APPEARANCE IN ALL SETTINGS ON CAMPUS. WEARING OF TIGHT, STRAPLESS AND REVEALING CLOTHES WHOSE LENGTH ARE ABOVE THE KNEES ARE INAPPROPRIATE.”
HENCEFORTH, MALE AND FEMALE UNILAG STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR THE FOLLOWING:
I. ALL TIGHT-FITTING CLOTHES INCLUDING SKIRTS, TROUSERS AND BLOUSES
II. ALL CLOTHES, WHICH REVEAL SENSITIVE PARTS OF THE BODY SUCH AS THE BUST, CHEST, BELLY, UPPER ARMS AND THE BUTTOCKS. EXAMPLE OF SUCH DRESSES ARE TRANSPARENT CLOTHING, SPAGHETTI TOPS, TUBES AND. SKIRTS AND DRESSES WITH SLITS ABOVE THE KNEES FALL IN THIS CATEGORY.
III. OUTFITS SUCH AS KNICKERS AND MINI-SKIRTS, DRESSES, WHICH ARE NOT AT LEAST, KNEE LENGTH.
IV. INAPPROPRIATE OUTFITS E.G PARTY-WEAR, BEACHWEAR AND BATHROOM SLIPPERS SHOULD NOT BE WORN TO LECTURES.
V. OUTFITS SUCH AS T-SHIRTS, SKIRTS AND JEANS, WHICH CARRY OBSCENE AND SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES.
VI. TROUSERS SUCH AS HIP-RIDERS AND LOW WAIST JEANS.
The management also mandated students to wear academic gowns on a black or grey suit during matriculation and graduation ceremonies.
In the circular, lecturers and administrators were also empowered to exclude students from academic activities if they are not properly dressed.