Mixed reactions as LASU bars students with indecent dressing from class
Nigerians are reacting differently since the news broke that the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, has instructed lecturers in the institution to start denying students access to lecture halls over indecent dressing.
Olatunji-Bello, in a brief circulating on social media, noted that the students had continuously disregarded the university’s rules and regulations on dress code.
She also advised the provosts, deans, heads of departments and faculty officers to ensure students dress decently within their various college, 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.
On that note, Allure Vanguard reached out to some Nigerians and students to air their views on this recent development.
Here is how they reacted …
In as much as I know that the students should not be caged, after all, it is not a private university, some stringent measures need to be put in place and practiced if not we will be seeing nude students on campus.
Everybody is entitled to his/her opinion on this but I am an open minded person, so I feel some of the rules are outrageous. Let them rock their outfits, as long as they don’t go all naked.
Lasu is not a secondary school. The Students are adults. Where is their freedom?Please let the management review these laws. Some are outrageous. Give this students breathing space. It is their right to wear whatever they are comfortable on.
We are Lasu, We are proud!
Lasu is an institution, University Rules and Regulations must be abided with, not optional or you leave the institution. It is a welcomed idea! Sanity needs to be restored in Lasu.
I am also a student of Lasu, I believe they crossed the line with all the rules on dressing. In this present generation, that shouldn’t be the focus of a university. They should put more efforts in giving us good, quality education, security and the rest. Let them leave our dressing and hair alone.