The Service Compact With All Nigerian (SERVICOM) directorate of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has banned indecent dressing among students and staff of the institution.


NAN reports that in a statement on Friday, Patrick Egaga, director of SERVICOM at the institution, said wearing short skirts, open backs, braless tops, and gowns is now prohibited among students.

Egaga said the directive followed the proliferation of indecent, provocative, and unofficial dressing, especially among some female students and staff of the institution.

He added that the ban will take effect in the institution from May 2, adding that violators would be sanctioned.


“Specifically, short skirts or gowns, above the knee, open backs, crap tops, braless tops and gowns, spaghetti finger, sleeveless tops, handless gowns, bikinis, see-through, transparent, apparels, and revealing contours are no longer tolerated on campus,” the statement reads.

“Others are handless gowns, bum short revealing laps, slit skirts, body hugs, V-necks exposing breasts, tubes, strip-less, rag jeans, shorts above the knee, sleeveless shirts, singlets, lingeries, sagged trousers, and others.

“All of these will no longer be tolerated on campus with effect from Tuesday, May 2, 2023.


“Consequently, any student or staff clad in regalia or paraphernalia mentioned will be denied effective access into any of the university facilities or be appropriately sanctioned. A combined security and administrative task force will be constituted to monitor compliance.”

Egaga enjoined female students and staff to imitate the dressing culture of Florence Obi, the institution’s vice-chancellor.

He also called on the male students and staff to emulate the dressing pattern of Martin Luther-Agwai and Gabriel Egbe, the varsity’s council chairman, and registrar respectively.


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