A reviewed students’ code of conduct that will guide the conduct of students on campus has been issued by the senate of the Lagos state university (LASU).
This was coming on the heels of certain irregularities discovered in the existing students’ code of conduct of the institution that may hamper the implementation of code and also affects the entire university community.
Notably, in the approved reviewed code, violation of the university dress code would be treated as serious misconduct.
“Without prejudice to section XIX of LASU Code of Conduct for students, which expressly lists out what constitutes indecent dressing, specifically wearing of facecaps and sagging of trousers is completely outlawed in the university, and shall attract immediate and indefinite suspension of violators from the university, pending hearing of the case at the Students’ Disciplinary Committee.
“Any suspended student found within the university campus during the period of his or her suspension, except on invitation of a statutory body of the university or officer so assigned to carry out such duties shall be summarily expelled.”
The Section VIII of the code of conduct as amended now states: “Students are also reminded that suspension from the university implies suspension from participation in academic activities on the campus.Any suspended student who continues to attend academic lectures or course or participate in any other students’ activities on the campus while the suspension is still in force shall be summarily expelled from the university”.
Under the amended and approved code, members of staff, both teaching and non-teaching found entertaining, attending to, keeping company of or aiding and abetting suspended students, shall face appropriate sanctions. It, therefore, states that members of staff are strongly advised to desist from interacting with students who are indecently dressed.
The new reviewed code of conduct also frowns at university staff divulging confidential information to students.
“Senate, after deliberations, therefore agreed and directed that all staff of LASU should desist from the habit of divulging information to students on disciplinary cases, as this is injurious to the university system; students involved in the vices described in (c) above, once apprehended, should be handed over to the state government; they should also be placed on indefinite suspension for not less than one or two academic sessions.”
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