The management of the University of Lagos on Thursday, February 9, distanced itself from an alleged dress code issued to students.
Prof. Toyin Adebule, the deputy Registrar, Information, University of Lagos, made this known in a statement, The Punch reports.
According to Adebule, the University did not approve a new dress code for students.
However, Adebule encouraged students to dress decently but urged the public to ignore the report.
He said: “The University of Lagos wishes to inform the general public that it has not approved or implemented any new dress code for its students. The general public is hereby advised to discountenance any campaign in the print, electronic or social media claiming that the University of Lagos has introduced a new dress code for its students. All such claims are false and do not emanate from the university.
“However, it is pertinent to state that the university encourages students to dress decently and our watchword is, ‘Dress as you want to be addressed.”
Recall that in a memo purported to have emanated from the university on Tuesday, February 7, it was alleged that the university had issued a new dress code for students, adding that indecent dressing did not it was alleged that the university had issued a new dress code for students, adding that indecent dressing did not ‘reflect the seriousness, dignity and character-moulding nature of academic enterprise.’
The statement added: “Students should maintain a clean and well-cared for appearance in all settings on campus. Wearing of tight, strapless and revealing clothes, or clothes whose lengths are above the knees are inappropriate.”