The management of the University of Ilorin says female students will no longer be allowed to wear heavy makeup or hair extensions.


In a notice released on Monday, the university said violations of the dress code will be sanctioned according to the school’s rules and regulations.

The school said male students must not weave their hair or sag their trousers.

“Female students should avoid among other things, wearing short, skimpy dress, skirts above the knee, tight trousers, see-through material, un-packed hair, fittings or hair attachment,” the notice read in part.


“Male students should also avoid sagging, tattered trousers, knickers and unacceptable hairstyles.”

In an extensive list on its website, the university further listed prohibited ways of dressing.

“Every student must hang student I.D card on his/her neck.


“You are hereby required to note that the following constitute inappropriate mode of dressing that will not be tolerated in the university environment (including lecture halls, library, laboratories, examination venues, seminar rooms, faculties and administrative building as well as in university vehicles):

  • 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 raised e.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 short top;
  • Skimpy dresses e.g. Spaghetti, Camisole only, body hugs, topless blouse and shorts;
  • Knickers;
  • 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; and
  • Hair plaiting or weaving by male students.

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