It’s another campus conflict post today, first, we don’t like to cause trouble. We only like small drama, just small that may eventually cause trouble.
This week, we are looking at two schools from the West, UNILORIN and FUNAAB, and we’re comparing both in line with their dress sense.
It’s true that there may be circumstances of these schools that are hindering progress in their fashion sense. Let’s
UNILORIN Dress Code
With the ever-growing styles in the fashion scene in Nigeria, this school has successfully created restrictions on what students can and cannot wear in the school premises.
In UNILORIN, they don’t allow females to make their hair with attachments with other colours. This will ultimately affect girls who like to use them.
Also, the school has set restrictions on
- Dress that exposes any sensitive parts of the body e.g. cleavage, chest, back, navel, thigh and armpit (clothes that reveal the armpits when hands
are raisede.g. sleeveless/half sleeves)
- Tight fitting wears
- Transparent / See Through Wears
- Tattered Jeans/Ripped Jeans
T-shirts with obscene inscriptions, depicting immorality, hooliganism, etc.
- Indelible markings and body tattoos by male students
- Leggings / Jeggings trousers with cropped top
- Skimpy dresses e.g. Spaghetti, Camisole only, body hug, topless blouse and shorts
- Bathroom slippers not acceptable within the administrative and academic areas
- Heavy make-ups
- Sagging trousers
- Wearing of earrings by male students
- Rumpled and dirty clothes
- Skin/ear piercing by male students
- Dread, Galax, Fadeout and Rough Coil Haircuts, Unkempt Appearance
- Hair plaiting or weaving by male students.
Reading this list would remind many people of secondary school.
Again, are the students of UNILORIN underage and should a university be extremely concerned about what students are wearing instead of their academics.
Till we stop seeing members of the opposite sex as a sexual object, dressing will always be a secondary thing to the cause of sexual harassment and rape.
So decide how these rules affect students of UNILORIN.
FUNAAB Dress Code
So moving on to FUNAAB, while this school may be subtle about their own restrictions, to an extent some of these restrictions are just outrageous.
In FUNAAB, they don’t allow female students to use paint their nails. Why these restrictions are targeted mostly to females, we would never know!
Also, in 2017, the school set a ban against wearing hijab around school premises for security
So here are some of their restrictions:
- DRESS CODE FOR MALE STUDENTS
- Head: Neat hair cut without patterns
- Jewellery: Moderate jewellery without earrings.
- Clothes: Upper Torso – There should be no exposure of the upper part of the body. Lower Torso – Fastening of trousers below the waistline “sagging” is not allowed.
- Foot Wears: Wear a
goodpair of sandals, covered shoes, or work shoes. Protective boots for farm work only
- DRESS CODE FOR FEMALE STUDENTS
- Head: Wear neat and decent hairstyles.
Neck and Ear: Moderate but not bogus pieces of jewellery.
- Clothes: Upper – Torso-top should not expose the upper part of the body.
- (a) No exposure of the upper torso.
- (b) Strapless dresses and spaghetti strap blouses without a jacket should not
- (c) Body hugs should not
be wornwithout jackets.
- (d) Revealing blouses such as those that expose the navel and breast should not
- Lower Torso –
Clothes should be chosento cover from the waist to, at least, the knee in all postures wedo not allow Hipstand trousers without belts and blouses that cover to the hips. No sagging of trousers.
- Foot Wears
Sandals or covered corporate shoes and decent slippers should be worn.
- Students must
be corporately dressedfor special ceremonies namely: Matriculation, Convocation e . t.c.
So, dressing is the art of wearing cloth, to put on clothing, to put on or wear a formal, elaborate, or fancy cloth.
The function of dressing is to:
Provide warmth and protection, identify the wearer
As tempting as it can be to dress anyhow, modesty is always key, especially if you are in a place which demands you
I hope you enjoyed this read. Do you have dress restrictions
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