FUNAAB warns students against disrupting academic activities amidst dress code protest


By Sodiq Adelakun

The authorities of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), have warned students of the institution not to disrupt academic activities following protest on dress code policy.

The institution, in a statement, issued by its Registrar, Dr Bola Adekola, reiterated its dress code compliance for students, and emphasising the security implications of allowing individuals who cannot be facially identified on campus.

Adekola, on behalf of the University Management, stated that the Dress Code has been in existence since 2017, saying that violators of the code would face sanctions in accordance with the extant rules and regulations of the University.

The statement also referred to a minor incident that occurred on the morning of September 11, 2023, at the University’s Ceremonial Gate, where some protesters purportedly operating under the guise of religion, disrupted academic and business activities.

The University considered this disruption a violation of the rights of other individuals within the campus and its environment.

The statement, therefore, assured the University Community that the Management had addressed the situation, and normalcy had been restored to the campus since 8:45 am, emphasising that there was no cause for alarm and that academic and business activities had resumed.

The statement, however, added a strong warning to the protesters, urging them to refrain from preventing law-abiding members of the University community from accessing the campus, noting that the University Management is committed to maintaining order, security, and adherence to its dress code regulations while ensuring that academic activities continue without disruption.