UNILAG Imposes Dress Code On Students, Bans mini-skirts, blouses

Report emerging from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has it that the management of the institution has introduced a new dress code to the students of the institution.

In a circular to the undergraduates, the school said, “all clothes, which reveal sensitive parts of the body are hereby declared inapplicable.

Example of such dresses are transparent clothing, spaghetti tops, tubes and. Skirts and dresses with slits above the knees fall in this category.” It also said, “Outfits such as knickers and mini-skirts, dresses, which are not at least, knee length, Inappropriate outfits e.g party-wear, beach wear and bathroom slippers should not be worn to lectures.”

The circular also read, “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.”

Also, “Outfits such as T-shirts, skirts and jeans, which carry obscene and subliminal messages, trousers such as hip-riders and low waist jeans” are equally prohibited.

To ensure the full implementation of the order, the school mandated “lecturers and administrators to exclude students from academic activities if they are not properly dressed.” It also said, “for matriculation and graduation ceremonies, the management mandated students to wear academic gowns on a black or grey suit.”

A certain level of pride and identity is achieved when students adhere to the rules and dress accordingly.

Students who are found to be in violation of the dress code will be ostracized.

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