Wednesday, 25 January 2017

[NG]LASU clarifies indecent dressing ban

Management of the Lagos State University (LASU) has issued a statement clarifying its recent ban on indecent dressing on campus.

The statement referred students to its Students Code of Conduct Form of September 2016 to identify what connotes “inappropriate dressing.”

The statement reads, in part: “The attention of University Management has been drawn to misgivings on the part of students regarding the constituents of ‘Indecent Dressing’ and the implementation of the rules pertaining this. Management wishes to state categorically that extant constituents of inappropriate dressing are as contained in the Students’ Code of Conduct Form which was considered and approved at the 232nd Statutory Meeting of Senate on Thursday,  September 29, 2016 and is available on the registration portal.”

The statement noted that the characteristics of inappropriate dressing identified in numbers 11 and 16 of the form were not indicative of the ban of jewelry and the wearing of artificial hair by the students.

“For the avoidance of doubt, there is no rule in Lagos State University forbidding female students from wearing earrings and necklaces. Equally, there is no rule forbidding female students from wearing natural or artificial hair below shoulder level.
“Item 11 is not in reference to necklaces as such, but to very big dropping necklaces; just as item 16 has nothing in common with item q. subsection xix of LASU’s Code of Conduct for Students in the Students’ Handbook, 2016 where ‘hair attachment beyond shoulder length’ is mentioned, and which has been invalidated by the amendment of September 29, 2016. What we have witnessed in recent days are products of misinterpretation on the part of a few officials and amplification of these minor misunderstandings by scaremongers,” the statement said.

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