The national president of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Usman Dutse, has called for the re-introduction of dress code in the nation’s tertiary institutions in order to reduce immoral and unethical dressing among female students.
Dutse made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, Tuesday in Lagos.
The ASUP president reportedly said that some students deliberately dress seductively to lectures to provoke their male colleagues and lecturers.
“When the issue of dress code was introduced some years ago, it was received with mixed feelings; but actually, this is one of the reasons why dress code should be adopted.
“Dress code will check the excesses of female students in all institutions and will compel them to dress properly at all times to avoid sexual harassment and rape.
“Any form of indecent dressing is a means of instigation; not only to lure their male colleagues, but anybody around and that is why we have many instances of rape and abuses.
“Parents should also advise their children to dress decently and neatly to avoid these kinds of abuses,’’ Dutse said.
Dutse noted that lazy students who cut corners in search of high marks are usually sexually harassed.
“Students nowadays, are lazy, they are looking for shortcuts to get grades and that is why these things are occurring.
“But, if they can face their books and study hard, I doubt if these things will continue.”
Sexual harassments and assaults between lecturers and students have recently been one of the most discussed topics as sexual assault keep occurring on Nigerian tertiary institutions’ campuses.