Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education introduces dress code




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School of Early Childhood and Primary (SECPED) in Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos, have introduced a dress code for all categories of students in the department.

Mr Adeshina Sobulo, Head of Department, Primary Education told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the decision was taken at a recent Parents and Lecturers forum.
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According to Sobulo, the students are expected to be on Sky blue shirt, red bow tie on trousers for boys, scarf tie and black skirt for girls.

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He said that the dress code would be enforced at the initial stages on Tuesdays and Thursday.

“The exigencies came because of the way the students dress.

“By the time they are on shirt and trouser or skirt, no part of their body will be exposed.

“Some female students have come to the school to complain about harassment by male students.

“On verification, you find out that the students were the first offender due to indecent dressing,’’ he said.

Mr Simeon Fowowe, Head of Department, Early Childhood Education, told NAN that the management of the school had earlier placed on indecent dressing.

“SECPED has gone a step further to offer dress code, this is to instill in the students proper dress sense as teachers to be.

“Children also learn their teachers, so, they have to set examples starting from their way of dressing,’’ he said.

Fowowe said that the bases for SECPED, as teachers’ trainers were to incorporate care into the lives of the students.

He said that the same care given to the students should be translated and extended to the children to arouse their interest when the trained teachers start practicing.

The lecturer, however, emphasised the need for parental involvement in the education of the students at all levels.

“I don’t think there can be anything meaningful without parental involvement at any level of education.

“Particularly, at the Early Childcare Education, there has to be parents’ involvement.

“We really need to call the parents so that they can be aware of their wards or children activities in the school.

“There have been occasions where students have been expelled from school or female students refusing to go home because they were pregnant and so many cases,’’ he said.

Fowowe said that such students most times refused to go home and parents still send money to them without being aware of their ward or children’s plight. (NAN)