In a bid to curb indecent dressing, the Presbyterian University College, Ghana (PUCG) has prescribed dressing code for students and staff on the school’s various campuses. The announcement was made during the 14th matriculation of the school at Agogo in the Ashanti Region,
The President of the PUCG, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Obeng, indicated that the prescription of the dress code simply required that both staff and students of the university dress professionally to exhibit discipline and integrity. He stated that the men are to avoid baggy trousers; extreme and wild haircuts, flip-flops, piercing and tattooing visible parts of the body, striking jewelry, untrimmed beard and moustache to lectures or official functions.
The ladies, are equally required to avoid provocative dressing that reveal too much cleavage; wearing too much jewelry; extreme and wild hairstyles, loud lipstick and nail polish, piercing and tattooing of visible parts of the body and use of flip-flops among others .
Professor Obeng noted that the move among others was to inculcate disciplined dress culture in the students in particular to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and decency among them. He also announced that students who indulge in examination malpractices would be dismissed, notwithstanding the magnitude of the offence to maintain the PUCG’s credibility and integrity.
He observed that occurrences in the past have attracted punishment of rustication of students and cancellation of papers.
He advised the matriculants to attend lectures punctually and actively participate in classes and also cultivate the habit of utilising available university resources of library, chaplaincy and the Life Values Promotion Centre.