Benue State University (BSU) management has implemented a ban on dreadlock hairstyles, make-up, skirts above knees, and other dress codes deemed inappropriate.
The university’s task force committee, revealing this in a statement on Saturday, emphasized that any student violating the approved dress code would face sanctions.
The statement read, “The Taskforce Committee writes to address students on the dress code and artificiality both in campus and off-campus as follows:
“BOYS: No sagging, No Make up, No dreading of hair (dada), No dyeing of hair (coloring of hair), No wearing of shorts/three quarter trousers to Lectures, No leaving of hair uncombed, No wearing of armless shirts, No wearing of earring, No plaiting of hair, No keeping of heavy beards, No wearing crazy trousers, and other indecencies.
“Students should adhere to these rules, failure to comply which shall attract sanctions from the university Management.”
A number of Nigerian universities have in the recent past announced dress codes also for students including the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, causing ripples in the public.