The Lagos State University (LASU) has instructed its lecturers to start denying students access to lecture halls over indecent dressing.
This is contained in a circular signed by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, as seen by The Punch yesterday.
The vice chancellor noted that the students had continuously disregarded the university’s rules and regulations on dress code.
She also advised the Provosts, Deans, Heads of Department and Faculty officers to ensure students dress decently within their various colleges, schools and faculties.
The mode of dressing that was proscribed and highlighted in the circular includes wearing transparent dresses, mini and skimpy dresses, and other clothes revealing sensitive parts of the body.
The students are also prohibited from wearing tattered and dirty jeans with holes or obscene subliminal messages; wearing shirts without buttons; improperly buttoned; rolling of sleeves or flying collar and wearing of face caps or complete covering of face with very dark glasses.”
Others include, “Wearing of tight fitting apparels; wearing clothes that reveal sensitive parts of the body; wearing shirts and tops with obscene, obnoxious or seductive inscription; wearing of face caps or complete covering of face (very dark glasses), wearing “baggy, saggy or ass level clothes and any other form of indecent trousers and piercing of body and tattooing.”
While the male students were barred from wearing ear rings and necklace, including plaiting, weaving or bonding of hair, the female students were cautioned not to wear, “lousy, unkempt, extremely bogus hair or coloured artificial hair, brightly tinted hair/eye lashes/brown, fixing of long eye lashes, nails and artificial dreadlock.”
The university management however noted that any student found violating the dress code in the premises would be sanctioned accordingly.