Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin


This implies the set of rules or laws guiding putting on of clothes within the college community. The issue of dress code is no longer new. There are several factors that determine the manner of dress of an individual like gender, religious affiliation, attitude towards comfort, marital status, level of income, ethnic or tribal, social class and political lifestyle. The manners by which an individual was brought up will strongly determine his/ her dress manner. To avoid arbitrariness in dressing there is the need to regulate the mode of dressing of the generality of students within the college. This gives rise to the principal of dress code. This is a set of code that specifies the required manner of dressing within the school environment. The dress code of Kwara CAILS is not too much to the extreme but a modest rule expected of a well brought up child from a responsible home.

Students are expected not to wear the following dresses
Males Students
  1. Transparent Dresses
  2. Necklace, arm band and earring
  3. Curl hair is not allowed for male students
  4. unlop slippers or bathroom slippers are not allowed
  5. Short knickers
  6. Knickers burgers
  7. Extremely tight- filling top, trousers that reveal the contours of the body
  8. Plaiting of the hair
  9. Wearing of jeans with many pockets to possible hide Weapons such as Knives, Gun e.t.c.
  10. Wearing of strange apparels with unusual colours of red or black e.t.c.
  11. T- Shirt obscene inscriptions
  12. Wearing of dark eye Glasses not medicated

Wearing of flowing gown without the inner dress (undines)

  1. Wearing of tattered jeans with holes.
  2. Face caps with obscene inscriptions
Female Students
  1. Figure hogging or tight fitting dresses
  2. Short skirts and gown
  3. Dresses above the knee
  4. Trousers without flowing tops or Kaftans
  5. Head should not be uncovered be it with head scarf or cap
  6. Transparent dresses or attires which debase womanhood
  7. Extremely short blouse showing the whole arms burst line, the navel and lower back
  8. Sleeveless Blouse (spaghetti)
  9. Wearing of Tight Blouse
  10. Provocative use of face powder, lip gloss and mascara
  11. Tight fitting jeans, skirts/ hipsters, and others that reveal the contours of the body
  12. Under clothes such as singlet worn publicly
  13. Long and Tight skirts which are opened in front or at the sides, revealing sensitive parts as the wearer moves or bend

 Nevertheless, there are still some basic things expected of the students after complying with the dress code, by way of basic ethics. Students are expected to be:

  1. Neat at all times
  2. Moderate in what they wear.
  3. Male are to ensure they button up their shirts always.
  4. Ensure trousers are worn under kaftans

The issue of dress code and other ethics is regarded as very important in the college and in fact student that fails to comply with the dress code are not tolerated within the premises. It is the responsibility of the security guards to ensure that such students are not allowed into the school from the gate and if they find their way into the college, they are too led out of the college premises. The lecturer’s of the college have the responsibility to enforce dress code by sending out students who fails to comply with the rules of dress code from the lecture rooms, so also such students are not to be attended to in the various offices of the college.

The college management also put in place a committee to enforce the dress code within the college premises. Currently, membership of the Committee is as follows:

Z.B Nafiu - Chairman

Adam T. Jamiu (Esq) - Member

S. Bint Saruq - Member

Oba Sheu - Member

Ayinla Saidu - Member

The committee is directly in charge of enforcing the dress code, and has the under-listed as penalties for offenders

  1. Admonition: the first step of first penalty is to admonish the culprit especially if such is a first offender i.e a person that just commits the offence for the first time.
  2. Warning: Any student caught in deviance to the dress code after being admonished would be given a strong warning to desist from such mode of dressing.
  3. Disallowing such students from lecture room and offices.
  4. Invitation of Parent/Guardian of such Student.
  5. Suspension from lectures
  6. Perpetual offenders shall be referred to the Students Disciplinary Committee.

Over the Years, the students of the college have embraced the dress code and it has formed part of them. Majority of the students complied though there are still some deviants and they are appropriately dealt with.


There are other basic ethics required in the college. These are attitudes that the college management has zero tolerance for with a view to sanitizing the college and ensure smooth academic pursuit. Among the Ethics are things like: Examination malpractice. Cultism and hooliganism.

Examination Malpractice

This is when a student or students are found indulging in all sorts of vices termed as examination malpractice like making any form of communication in the examination hall, possession of a piece or pieces of papers that are relevant to the examination, cheating or disturbing the conduct of the examination etc. any student that is caught in this vice shall be given examination malpractice form to fill any duly endorsed by both the student and the invigilator. Such students shall be allowed to continue with the examination provided no disturbance in cause. Later such students are being made to face the Examination Malpractice Panel set up by the Dean of the concerned school, in accordance with the provisions of the General Examination Regulations. The Panel shall make recommendations and these shall be forwarded to the Management for further actions as required by the College regulations.

Cultism and Hooliganism

These are vices that disrupt academic institution. Kwara CAILS have zero tolerance for cultism and any act of hooliganism is not tolerated in the institution. It is on record that 20 years of its existence, Kwara CAILS is a cult free academic institution.

In ensuring that the College remains a cult free institution, it has always been the responsibility of all staff both academic and non-academic, as well as the Management of the College, to be on their toes. In shoving all forms of cultism and hooliganism security cautions are being explored to avoid development of cultism in the institution.

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