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, 29th September, 2016 and is available on the registration portal. These are listed in 1-16 below.
The following constitute inappropriate modes of dressing by students which shall attract sanctions from the University:
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 naturalor artificial hair below shoulder level.
Item 11. above is not in reference to necklaces as such but 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 (page 78, in the Students’ Handbook, 2016 where ‘hair attachment beyond shoulder length’ is mentioned, and which has been invalidated by the amendment of 29th September, 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.
Management is using this medium to assure our dear students that appropriate steps have been taken to correct the lapses in implementation and all students are enjoined to go about their academic and social activities on campus peacefully.