The Lagos State University (LASU) administration has prohibited students from wearing miniskirts, face caps, rolled sleeves, and other “indecent attire” on campus.
Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the school’s Vice Chancellor, issued the directive in a statement. She directed lecturers at the university to begin denying students access to lecture halls because of “inappropriate” attire.
She said the students had consistently disregarded the university’s dress code rules and regulations. She also advised provosts, deans, department heads, and faculty officers to ensure that students dress appropriately within their respective faculties.
“Students are also prohibited from wearing tattered and dirty jeans with holes or obscene subliminal messages; shirts without buttons; shirts that are improperly buttoned; rolling of sleeves or flying collar; and wearing of face caps or complete face covering with very dark glasses.
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 earrings 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 school authorities warned that any student found violating the dress code in the premises would be sanctioned accordingly.