The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) has imposed rustication as the penalty against indecent dressing by the students of the school.
In a circular to students signed by the school registrar Olugbenga Arajulu, with reference number AD/REG/CIR/58/VOL.VI/309 dated September 7, 2021, the management of the institution lamented the high rate of indecent dressing among the students which was almost becoming a standard among them on campus.
Part of the circular reads: “For clarity of purpose, indecent dressing includes but not limited to – wearing of skimpy skirts and blouses; leaving the cleavages open by female students; and wearing of braids or dreadlocks, earrings, nose rings, tattered jeans, sagging among others by some male students”, the circular reads.
“After a thorough deliberation on the issue, the Senate, in it’s wisdom, decided that the penalty for indecent dressing shall henceforth be rustication for one semester, effective from 25th August, 2021.
It noted that “any student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko who violates the above senate decision on indecent dressing is deemed to have committed misconduct and he or she shall be sanctioned accordingly”.
Meanwhile, the school’s decision has continued to generate controversies from Nigerians including Publisher of Saharah Reporters, 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.