Unilag introduces new dress code for students


The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG ) has issued a dress code notice , expressing displeasure at the fashion of students on campus.

In a circular to undergraduates , the university management said, “indecent modes of exposure do not reflect the seriousness, dignity and character -moulding nature of the institution .” The management warned undergraduates to desist from wearing tight outfits and those that expose sensitive parts of the body .

“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 , ” the circular read.

Henceforth, male and female UNILAG students are not allowed to wear the following :

i. All tight -fitting clothes including skirts, trousers and blouses

ii. All clothes, which reveal sensitive parts of the body such as the bust, chest , belly, upper arms and the buttocks. Example of such dresses are transparent clothing , spaghetti tops , tubes and . Skirts and dresses with slits above the knees fall in this category .

iii . Outfits such as knickers and mini -skirts, dresses , which are not at least , knee length .

iv . Inappropriate outfits e . g party -wear , beach wear and bathroom slippers should not be worn to lectures.

v. Outfits such as T- shirts, skirts and jeans, which carry obscene and subliminal messages.

vi . Trousers such as hip -riders and low waist jeans.

For matriculation and graduation ceremonies, the management mandated students to wear academic gowns on a black or grey suit . Lecturers and administrators have also been empowered to exclude students from academic activities if they are not properly dressed.

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