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FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC ILARO (ILAROPOLY) BANS INDECENT DRESSING, ROLL OUT NEW DRESSING CODE

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All students in accordance with acceptable standard of conduct and appearance are expected to comport themselves at all times within the campus. This is particularly exemplified by their mode of dressing, and as such the Polytechnic authorities have zero tolerance for indecent provocative inappropriate, immoral and unacceptable dressing.It is for this reason that the following prescriptions and sanctions were made in consultation with the Students’ Union. 

ACCEPTABLE DRESS CODE

The under listed acceptable dress codes are hereby recommended:

A. Female Students

i. Blouses and dresses that will not expose the armpit;

ii. Blouses and dresses that will not expose the cleavage;

iii. Skirt and dresses to at least the knee level;

iv. Tops (conforming to numbers i and ii above) with loose or free pair of ordinary jean trousers (not in any manner mutilated);

v. Blouses and gowns, skirt suits and kaftans and native dress and academic hats for those students who are on outdoor practical;

vi. Hostelites are allowed to wear casual dresses within the hostels; and

vii. All students are expected to wear clean clothes on campus.

B. Male Students

i. Long/short sleeve shirts that will not expose the armpit with or without a tie;

ii. Properly buttoned with clean trousers;

iii. Complete native dresses;

iv. French suit or normal suit (two or three piece-men’s suit)

v. T-shirts with no obscene inscriptions.

C. OUT-LAWED DRESS STYLES

The under listed dress styles are out-lawed for the students on the Polytechnic campus:

1 . Female students

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i. Tight-fitting clothes that reveal the “sensitive part’ and outline the contours of the body;

ii. Miniskirts and short pants;

iii. Jeans with obscene and suggestive inscriptions;

iv. Dresses, skirts or gowns with slits on any or both sides above the knee;

v. Backless tops;

vi. Topless blouses elastic tight fitting trouser pants;

vii. Transparent clothes;

viii. Blouses with thin (Wicked) straps and sleeveless blouses;

ix. Body-hug and or mini Gowns;

x. Jump Suits;

xi. Bum Shorts;

xii. Spaghetti tops;

xiii. Leggings;

xiv. Weird hair-dos;

xv. Multiple earrings;

xvi. Nose rings;

xvii. Long eye lashes;

xviii. Rascal T-Shirts;

xix. Unkempt hairstyles that appear untidy;

xx. Cowries in hair styles;

xxi. Face caps;

xxii. Sleeveless shirts;

xxiii. Short sleeve shirts that expose the armpit of students;

xxiv. Dresses/Jeans with inappropriate inscriptions;

xxv. Low-waist jeans trousers;

xxvi. 3/4 jeans trousers and knickers;

xxvii. Holed/Perforated jeans;

xxviii. Leg or Ankle Chains;

xxix. Coloured Hair;

xxx. Bathroom Slippers/Slides

xxxi. Sun shades in the rooms or laboratories except for the ones for Class- Work/Fabrication Workshops and wearing of bathroom slippers on the Campus.

2 . Male Students

The dress-code prohibits male students from wearing:

i. Mutilated and or torn Wicked Jeans with inappropriate inscriptions;

ii. Face Caps;

iii. Earrings;

iv. Sleeveless shirts;

v. Short sleeve shirts that expose the armpit of Students;

vi. Dresses/Jeans with inappropriate inscriptions;

vii. Low-Waist Jeans Trousers;

viii. 3/4 jeans trousers and knickers;

ix. Holed/Perforated Jeans;

x. Sun shades in the Classrooms or Laboratories except the ones meant for studies, laboratories and class Work;

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xi. Coloured hair and punk hairdo;

xii. Hair braiding;

xiii. Spangled hair style;

xiv. Wearing bathroom slippers on Campus;

xv. Sagging; and

xvi. Male Students should not bare their Chests

xvii. Bathroom Slippers/Slides

D. PENALTIES FOR DEFAULTERS

Appropriate sanctions as listed below are to be meted out for violators;

i. Academic staff members are empowered to disallow erring students from their classes;

ii. Campus Security Operatives are mandated to halt the entrance of individuals in breach of the dress code into the Campus

iii. Violators are to be disallowed from entering the Administrative Offices to transact any official business;

iv. Identity Cards of such students are to be impounded and returned only upon the appearance of such students at the Directorate of Student Affairs (DSA) for appropriate sanction;

v. Photographs of repeated violators may also be taken for reference or record purposes

vi. Constant violators are to do two (2) weeks Community Service and be referred to the Guidance and Counselling Unit for possible assistance while persistently deviant students will face stiffer penalties;

vii. At all times, all violators or defaulters of these rules shall be subjected to such order or further sanction as the Directorate of Students Affairs may deem fit or appropriate.

NOTE:

ENFORCEMENT/IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MODIFIED RULES ON DRESS

CODE TAKES EFFECT AS THE SCHOOL RESUMES FOR OLD STUDENTS, AND

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MATRICULATION CEREMONY FOR FRESHERS

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1ST NIGERIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS CONFERENCE ON UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) ESSAY COMPETITION

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The 1st Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Conference on UN SDGs presents the SDG Youth Essay Competition, offering undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions a chance to contribute to the discussion on achieving SDG4, Quality Education.

Competition Overview:

1st Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Conference on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Essay Competition

The SDG Youth Essay Competition offers a grand prize of N1 million for the top three winners, along with free sponsorship to attend the 1st Nigeria Tertiary Institution Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in April 2024 in Abuja.

Competition Requirements:

1. Eligibility:

   – Open exclusively to undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

2. Entry Guidelines:

   – Topic:The Role of Students in Attainment of SDG4

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   – length: Essays should be 1500 words.

   – Entry Period: Thursday, February 1, 2024 – Thursday, February 29, 2024

   – Referencing: APA Style (6th Edition).

   – Font: Times New Roman, 12-point font size.

   – Documentation: Typed in 1.5 line spacing, MS Word format only.

   – Plagiarism: Only original content is accepted; plagiarized entries will be disqualified.

Benefits:

– Prizes:

  – 1st Prize: N500,000

  – 2nd Prize: N300,000

  – 3rd Prize: N200,000

– Winners will also receive free sponsorship to attend the 1st Nigeria Tertiary Institution Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in April 2024 in Abuja.

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Required Documents:

– Student’s Institution ID Card

– Copy of Student’s Admission Letter

– One recent passport-size photograph

– WhatsApp telephone number and email address

Application Procedure:

– All entries and submissions (essay and required documents) should be scanned and sent to nigeriaessay@sdgyouth.org before the deadline.

For Further Inquiries:

– Call: 08068931151, 08133846739, 07067772964

– Email: nigeriaessay@sdgyouth.org

Deadline: February 29th, 2024

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to achieving SDG4 and win exciting prizes. Submit your entry and required documents before the deadline. For any inquiries, feel free to contact them via phone or email.

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PENTAGON PARTNERS NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION FOR UNDERGRADUATE LAW STUDENTS

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Are you an undergraduate law student in Nigeria eager to explore the intersection of law and Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Pentagon Partners presents a unique opportunity for 400-level and 500-level undergraduate law students to participate in the National Essay Competition.

Competition Overview:

Pentagon Partners National Essay Competition for Undergraduate Law Students

The National Essay Competition invites undergraduate law students to showcase their expertise and contribute to the discourse on AI, privacy, and data protection. In addition to cash prizes, participants have the chance to intern with Pentagon Partners, gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Competition Requirements:

1. Eligibility:

   – The competition is open to 400-level and 500-level undergraduate law students in Nigerian universities.

2. Essay Requirements:

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   – Length: Essays should not exceed 1500 words.

   – Format: Double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font.

   – References: OSCOLA format for citations with 10pt font size for footnotes and endnotes.

   – Submission Format: Essays must be submitted in PDF format.

   – Entrant Details: Include full names, school, level, phone number, and email address in both the body of the email and on the last page of the essay.

   – Single Entry: Each entrant is allowed only one submission.

   – Originality: Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.

Competition Benefits and Timeline:

1. Prizes:

   – Winner: N200,000

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   – 1st Runner Up: N150,000

   – 2nd Runner Up: N100,000

2. Internship Opportunity:

   – In addition to cash prizes, winners have the exclusive opportunity to intern with Pentagon Partners, enhancing their career prospects.

Application Procedure:

– Interested participants should submit their essays to essay@pentagonpartnerslp.com during the submission period.

– The subject of the email should be the Essay topic

For additional information and updates, visit www.pentagonpartnerslp.com.

Deadline: March 22nd, 2024

Don’t miss this chance to showcase your legal expertise, contribute to important discussions on AI and law, and vie for enticing cash prizes. Pentagon Partners looks forward to receiving your submissions.

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SYSTEMSPECS CHILDREN’S DAY ESSAY COMPETITION (CDEC), 2024

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The SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition (CDEC) is an annual event aimed at fostering innovative thinking among primary and secondary school students in Nigeria. It provides a platform for young minds to propose technological solutions to national challenges.

Purpose:
Inaugurated in 2020, the CDEC is part of SystemSpecs’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment to promoting capacity development in the Nigerian ICT industry. By encouraging young Nigerians to tackle everyday issues, the competition contributes to intellectual growth and societal progress.

SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition (CDEC), 2024

Topic:
The theme for the 2024 competition is “Protecting the Nigerian Child from the Dangers of Online Technology.” Participants are tasked with exploring strategies to safeguard children in an increasingly digital world.

Eligibility:
– Open to primary and secondary school students in Nigeria aged 9 to 16.

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– Junior category (ages 9 to 12) essays must not exceed 1,000 words.

– Senior category (ages 13 to 16) essays must not exceed 1,500 words.

Prizes:

– Winners will receive generous rewards, including a high-capacity laptop, premium headphones, a portable laptop stand, a smart wristwatch, and one year of internet data, among other items.

– Consolation prizes will be awarded to other participants.

Application Process:

– Interested candidates should access the application page 

– Essays must be written in English and reflect original thought.

– Each participant is limited to one entry.

– Entries must be endorsed by an accredited school official, parent, or legal guardian.

– Deadline for submissions is April 12, 2024.

Submission Guidelines:

– All submissions must be in PDF format and include the student’s name, home and school addresses, email address, and contact phone number.

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– Double entries will result in automatic disqualification.

– Submissions must be received by March 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

Notification of Winners:

– Successful students and schools will be contacted in the second quarter of the year.

– Updates on winners will be announced on @nercng social media platforms.

The SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition offers a unique opportunity for Nigerian students to demonstrate their creativity and problem-solving skills. By addressing the theme of online child protection, participants contribute to building a safer and more secure digital environment for all. We encourage eligible students to seize this opportunity and showcase their talent and ingenuity.

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