OAU bans hugging, sitting on laps, tattoos, others on campus
Threatens to rusticate violators
The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has launched battle against immorality and indecent dressing on campus by placing ban on public kissing and hugging by opposite sex, any skimpy dress, making of tinted hair, tattoos and others.
It also asked the students to desist from wearing any dress or items that cover their faces and also banned opposite sex students from sitting on each other’s lap.
The school management said sexually provocative dresses would no longer be allowed in the school.
These were part of the set of codes of conduct and dress code as contained in the revised students’ handbook, which also banned backless clothes, transparent wear, off-shoulder clothes, bum shorts, tattered jeans, dreadlocks, earrings for male/cowries for female, and micro/mini dress.
The university also banned sagging of trousers or knickers for males and females, hair braiding for males, nose, mouth, eye or extra rings, crop/jump tops, unconventional wearing of caps, tattoo/indelible markings for males, multi-coloured braid for females, haircuts with inscriptions, T-shirts with obscene inscriptions depicting immorality, hooliganism, among others.
It vowed that heavy make-ups, rumpled and dirty clothes, and hair plaiting or weaving by male students would no longer be tolerated on the campus.
According to the school, violators of any of the dress codes will be rusticated from the school for one semester while in addition, any student found with coloured hairstyles, hair braiding for males, or spangled hairstyle for males will be rusticated for two semesters from the school.
It said it would rusticate students found touching, kissing and hugging a member of the opposite sex and students found massaging or sitting on the lap of the opposite sex for two semesters.
The school management, however, urged male students to note that their hair should be neat and well-combed at all times and that the hair should not be coloured (except it is a natural colour).
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