Effects of Indecent Dressing in the Nigerian Educational Institution

Effects of Indecent Dressing in the Nigerian Educational Institution
Effects of Indecent Dressing in the Nigerian Educational Institution

ABSTRACT: This research work examined the Effects of Indecent Dressing in the Nigerian Educational Institution. Dressing pattern that is common among students of higher institution of learning in Nigerian the various forms that these dresses appears, reasons why these students dress indecently, use of the internet, fading values as well as demonic influence among others. The negative repercussions include rape, prostitution, HIV/AID and other venereal diseases/ infections as well as armed robbery, lying and poor School grades.

The instrument used in the collection of data was questionnaires the result showed that indecent dressing has a great effect on student in higher institutions. It was recommended that parents should be good moral examples to their children. They should given them attention and regulate the films they watch at home and that the media must promote good moral values.

Effects of Indecent Dressing in the Nigerian Educational Institution



1.1 Background to the study

Indecent appearance has come to characterize the dress pattern of many students on campuses of higher learning in Nigeria, there is hardly any higher institution of learning in this Country that is not faced with his nauseating problem. The way students on these campuses of learning particularly the female ones dress seductively leaves much to desired. What the girls call skirts that they wear is just “on inch” longer than their pants. When they put on such dresses, they struggle to sit down, find it difficult in climbing machines, cross gutter as well as pick anything from the ground.

Apart from the skimpy and tight fitting nature of these dresses, they are again transparent; revealing certain parts of the bodies that under normal dressing patterns ought to be hidden away from the glare of people. It makes them to look so dirty and very unattractive with unkempt hairs and dirty deans having pockets of holes deliberately created around the knees and the lower part of the trousers allowed to flow on the ground because they go through their heals into their legs as socks.

The waist of their trousers are lowered and fastened tightly at the middle of the bottom lobes to reveal their boxers (parts) and when they are walking they drag their legs and one of their hands particularly, the left one, cupping their invisible scrotum as if they will fall to the ground if not supported many of them because of how they dressed have at one time or the other become victims of rape, lured into prostitution, used for ritual purpose.

Unable to complete their Education or training and also engaged in other ancillary social and moral problems like cultism and lying to mention but these few. Although there are known universally acceptable ways or ways of dressing, dresses are region notwithstanding. They are part of the peoples culture and they define their tribal or ethnic identity. A part from dresses being a means for cultural identity they are for ornamental or aesthetic purposes, for protection of the body  against harsh weather condition as well as covering the intimate part of the body. These purpose are important especially as they form major aspects of a person’s personality.

But as important as these purpose are, they have been defeated by the Nigerian youths, their dress pattern are most time anti-African dress pattern inverted. They usually dress in a manner that does not showed especially that of Nigerian encourages modestly in appearance as do the Christian and Islamic religion where the larger population of these youth claim to worshiping God. These unafrican dress patterns among the youths of this generation have generated a lot of concern and worry among the citizenry of the country.

Religions institutions as well as institution of learning are not resting on their ores to watch this moral act being perpetuated, but they speak against it. For instance Olori (2003) reported that at the University of Abuja rules were made that any dress lump must cover intimate part of the body, must not expose the breast, stomach navel and bare chest. But on this campus student still dress indecently.

In the same vein, in Maurid Polytechnic Mbiaso, Nsit Ibom, Akwa Ibom State, where this is focused, it seems that the introduction of a dress code was misinterpreted by the students to mean they should dress indecently. This is because what became obvious with students in this maurid polytechnic, after the intoed action of this dress code was the alarming and arrant ways that they begin to dress indecently. One is not however surprised because what is typically of most Nigerian administrators is always a wide gap between policy and formulation and execution. Indecent dressing even though is not accepted as the normality, it seem to be gearing ascendancy, one wonders what becomes of the society tomorrow with the caliber of students that are being trained.

If rules are made for people, they suppose to be adequately informed why such rules are made. It is for this very reason this projects attempts to counsel students about the cause, effects of indecent dressing as well as suggestion of solutions that could remedy the further spread of this immoral act on campuses of learning in Nigeria.

Effects of Indecent Dressing in the Nigerian Educational Institution

1.2   Statement of the problems

This behaviour is of a hydra headed origin. It is not just a behavior that developed overnight, but an accumulated behavioural pattern that could be attributed to the home due to neglect and/or poor parenting. The effects of globalization arising from wrong values of exportation and importation, reflection of high rate of moral decadence in the large society (corruption and the led), peer pressure and the desire to belong as well as fading values and demonic influence all contribute to the act of indecent dressing.

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