Some tertiary institutions in Nigeria are trying so hard to take fun out of campuses; they want to make life unbearably boring for the students.
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Hiding under the campaign against rising moral decadence, authorities of these institutions are fighting against the freedom of common people. They themselves are the dirty hypocrites. How many of the male lecturers who have forced female undergraduates to bed because of exam grades have been indicted or jailed? How many of them have the schools took up cases against and fought?
The 10 schools under review are not necessarily run by wicked rectors or Vice Chancellors. Aluta has discovered that some are merely reacting to unimportant causes of moral decadence on the campuses, banning dressing codes because they see others schools doing so.
Lagos State University
SaharaReporters reported on January 23, 2023 that Lagos State University (LASU) prohibited the wearing of miniskirts, face caps, rolled sleeves, and other “indecent attire” on campus.
“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,” the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello said
Prof. Olatunji-Bello further told provosts, deans, department heads, and faculty officers to enforce the directives within their respective colleges, schools, and faculties, and the lecturers to deny defaulters access to classes.
Rivers State University
The management of Rivers State University also banned students from wearing miniskirts, ankle chains (anklets or ankle bracelets), and false eyelashes.
The school management also banned students from having tattoos and dressing in a certain way considered “indecent” on campus.
Niger Delta University
Niger Delta University Vice Chancellor, Samuel Edoumiekumo, announced that students would wear uniforms, the Punch reported on May 4, 2023.
For a sum ranging between N20,000 and N30,000, the school would, of course, supply the uniforms. Although the students protested and forced the school authorities to back down, the compromise was not much as students are, today, being harassed for “indecent dressing.”
Godfrey Okoye University
Earlier this year, the Vice-chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University, Christian Anieke, banned “indecent dressing” for staff and students. He said most students and staff wear t-shirts with “unauthorised” inscriptions and “ordered” male students to comb or shave their hair properly.
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University of Ilorin
The University of Ilorin is another example. The school presently has Dress Code Committee which presides over matters having to do with “indecent dressing.”
Ahmadu Bello University
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria probably has the worst case scenario. The authorities did not just banned “indecent dressing” among the students; they have proceeded to prohibit visitors from entering the campus once such a visitor is adjudged to have dressed “indecently.”
University of Calabar
The Service Compact with all Nigerian Directorate of the University of Calabar has banned “indecent dressing” among students and staff of the university, Daily Trust reported on last month.
“…short skirts or gowns above the knee, open backs, crop tops, braless tops and gowns, spaghetti finger, sleeveless tops, handless gowns, bikinis, see-through, transparent, apparels and revealing contours are no longer tolerated on campus,” the directive read in part.
University of Ibadan; Abia State University, and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, are another three universities in Nigeria which have been part of the madness.