The Management of the University of Ilorin on Monday, January 22, reportedly rolled out its yearly dress code notification for male and female students on campus.
The instructions were contained in a notice signed by Management which stated, in part, that “Every student must comply by dressing decently, as the mode of dressing is a reflection of individual character and personality.”
Female students are required according to the code to avoid wearing “Short, Skimpy dress, Skirts above the knee, Tight trousers, See-through material, Un-packed hair, Fittings or Hair attachment”
For male students, the code prohibits “Sagging, Tattered Trousers, Knickers, and” what the notice called “Unacceptable Hair-cut styles.”
The University has instituted a strict dress code at least since 2013, to which it has reminded students each session to conform.
There is no word on level of compliance, although Management prescribes that violations would be sanctioned according to its established Rules & Regulations.
Predictably, some have taken to social media to comment on the controversial policy – with reactions ranging from amusement to bemusement.