The Senate of the Adekunle Ajasin University in Ondo State, Nigeria has approved a one-semester rustification as the penalty for any student caught dressing indecently.
The announcement is contained in a memo released earlier this September.
AAUA authorities listed acts of indecent dressing to include wearing skimpy skirts and blouses, leaving the cleavages open by female students, and wearing braids or dreadlocks, earrings, nose rings, tattered jeans, and sagging by some male students.
According to the memo, the decision to penalise indecent dressing was taken during the school’s senate meeting on August 25.
Uproar over indecent dressing
Meanwhile, the school’s decision has continued to generate controversies from Nigerians including a 2019 election presidential candidate and native of Ondo State, Omoyele Sowore who sees the decision as unacceptable.
Reacting, Sowore through his official Facebook page said, “This bizarre, backward and belligerently insane memo emanated from a Nigerian University, to be specific, this nonsense, was released from Adekunle Ajasin University in ONDO State.”
“The state is always touted to have produced some of the best brains in Nigeria and now the Senate of the University must have recently appointed a “Hisbah” commander as its Vice Chancellor and the only thing the university could do was turn its Senate into a Fashion Police force.
“It doesn’t get worse than this. There is something wrong with the crop of leaders managing every aspect of Nigeria’s institutions life. How on earth do you RUSTICATE a student for one semester for INDECENT dressing?
“Every member of that University Senate who signed up to this rubbish should be fired for indecent reasoning! And as for the students, I dare say, RESISTANCE is your best bet! Aluta Continua!”, Sowore added.
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