Sunday Elom, Vice-Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, has warned students of the institution to be mindful of the clothes they put on to school.
The Vice-Chancellor who disclosed this during the institution’s 11th matriculation ceremony at the weekend, said any student caught dressing indecently would be made to pay the sum of N10,000 only.
According to the Professor, the management of the institution has constituted a committee to checkmate indecent dressing by the students.
He further urged them to focus on their studies and obey the varsity’s rules and regulations.
“Do not be distracted by the so-called side attractions on and off the campus. Rather, keep your eyes strictly on the ball.
“Also, be informed that Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, has absolute zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractices, bullying, ‘sorting’, campus prostitution/sex-for-grades, and improper dressing, and we do not hesitate to sanction offenders accordingly.
“Specifically, we have constituted a Committee on Improper Dressing on Campus, and any student found dressing improperly would pay a fine of N10,000 for each offence.
“So, be warned. Dress the way you would like to be addressed.
“I wish to assure you of adequate security on campus. We, however, plead with you not to hesitate to report any suspicious activities, intimidation, or harassment of any sort to the Dean of Students’ Affairs, security officers, SERVICOM, or any staff of the University for immediate action.
“We will continue to strive to improve the existing facilities on campus, while we also urge you to take adequate care of the university property to avoid damage, as they are put in place for your use.
“Be reminded that you have sworn an oath of allegiance to the University and its authorities, followed by a pledge to abide by her rules and regulations and also promised to appreciate its core values and principles.
“Please be warned that a breach of the oath that you have taken today will attract appropriate sanctions.
“Our core values of excellence, integrity, and entrepreneurship are brought to bear in all our academic activities.”
Elom added that 5,097 new students were admitted into the school out of 15,000 candidates that applied to study at the University.