Students Discipline

Under the edict establishing the College, the power to discipline students is vested in the Council/Management Board.  In practice, there is a Students’ Disciplinary Committee with the general function of dealing with the individual cases of discipline.  The Committee is chaired by the Provost of the College or his representative.  The Students’ Union is also represented on the Committee.

  1. Each Department has Disciplinary Committee, which will monitor investigate, punish or make recommendations on such cases of indiscipline.
  2. Each school has a Disciplinary Committee to deal with cases of indiscipline, which cut across two or more departments.
  3. There is a Central Disciplinary Committee, which deals with cases of gross indiscipline that may be referred to it by the Departmental Unit/School Disciplinary Committee.  Any student appearing before the Central Disciplinary Committee should appreciate the gravity of the offences.
  4. Heads of Department have powers to reprimand and in some cases suspend for up to two weeks erring students.
  5. Directors/Deans have powers to suspend erring students for up to four weeks.
  6. Provost has the power to suspend a student, Student Union Exco, Parliament, Clubs, Associations, as soon as they have breached their constitution while the cases of indiscipline are being investigated by the appropriate body.
  7. Under these regulations, “ Suspension” will mean a temporary action, which excludes a Student or Students from all activities of the College including class attendance, Students Union activities, residence in the hall and any activity organized by the institution.
    Any Student suspended/dismissed shall be required to quit the College premises immediately and keep off henceforth.  The management of the College regards as serious misconduct, all grave acts of immortal, dishonest or destructive behaviours as well as a flagrant breach of the College rules and regulations.  Cases of gross misconduct shall be brought to the notice of the Registrar through the Students Affairs Officer.  The Registrar, in turn, reports the case immediately to the Provost.  The Provost shall normally summon a meeting of the Students’ Disciplinary Committee to consider the allegation of serious misconduct.  Except in cases of emergency, he may take temporary disciplinary action as he may deem fit excluding expulsion.
  8. The Students concerned shall be given an opportunity to appear before the disciplinary committee to defend himself/herself.  After giving the Students this opportunity of a hearing and after due considerations the Disciplinary Committee may decide to meet out a punishment of expulsion to the Governing Council.
  9. The Provost’s decisions on temporary disciplinary action and all the decision of the Disciplinary Committee shall be communicated in writing to the Student(s) concerned and it shall take immediate effect, and the same shall be communicated to the Council of the institution.
  10. In case of expulsion, any student may within seven days appeal in writing, to the Governing Council through the Registrar and this letter of appeal will be sent to the Provost for presentation to the Council.
  11. The Council shall consider the appeal and may confirm, modify or set aside the decision of the Disciplinary Committee.  The fact that an appeal is pending before the Council shall not affect the operations of any of the above regulations.  If a Student refuses to comply with the order of suspension, he/she may be forcibly ejected from the College and hall of residence.

Dressing Code

  1. The following modes of dressing are prohibited:
    1. Tight clothes, e.g. legies, body hugs, pencil trousers, tight blouses/skirts/trousers etc.
    2. Any clothes/materials that conceal the facial identify of the wearer, (except women in purdah) e.g. mask, dark glasses, etc.
    3. Loose ties, distractive knocking shoes.
    4. Seductive dresses (i.e. dresses that reveal parts of the body that should be concealed) e.g. thin-strapped (spaghetti) or strapless blouses, skimpy shirts or knickers that reveal parts of the body when the wearer bends down, show-me-your-chest, backless, sleeveless.
    5. Wearing more than a pair of earrings.
    6. Dangling earrings, nose fixed rings, eyelashes and ankle chains.
    7. Skirts that are above the knees (mini), except for sporting purposes.
    8. Tight blouses that are above the hips.
    9. Chest/breast/hip/arm-pit/tummy-revealing dresses.
    10. Wearing publicly, under-clothing (e.g. singlet) except for sports purposes.
    11. Long tight skirts, slit in front or at the sides so that they reveal sensitive parts of the body as the wearer moves.
    12. Immodest make up.
    13. Wearing earring(s) by male students.
    14. Colouring of hair, perming, jerry curling, hair-plaiting/weaving, keeping of long nails, wearing of artificial finger nails by male students;
    15. Apparels with cultic inscriptions;
    16. Wearing of sleeveless vest, medallions, tattooed jeans, tattered jeans, jeans with holes, scarf, head hands, bath-room slippers, and unbuttoned shirt.
    17. Loose ties, distractive knocking shirt.
    18. Bathroom slippers in lecture rooms, except for medical reasons.
    19. T-shirts with obscene inscriptions.
    20. Shirts without buttons or not properly buttoned, revealing the wearer’s chest unduly.
    21. Ass level/earth level/sagging trousers/yansh.
  2. The following kinds of conduct are forbidden:
    1. No students should carry babies into lecture/test/exam venues.
    2. Students not wearing their I.D. cards within the college premises.
    3. Fighting within and outside the College premises, noisy exchange of words or abuse.
    4. Stealing/robbery/burglary/fraud/forgery.
    5. Cult membership/activities.
    6. Dragging feet on the floor in lecture rooms, offices, halls or library.
    7. Dropping dirts/waste on ground on College premises;
    8. Insurbodination (rudeness) to staff performing his/her legitimate duties.
    9. Exam malpractices.
    10. Cell phone ringing and making or receiving calls during lectures
    11. Rape and related sexual offences.
    12. Alcohol/drugs
    13. Sexual harassment

Travelling out of Ilorin Town

Residential and non-residential Students leaving Ilorin are expected to complete the exit form available in the Porter’s lodges or the Students Affairs Office.

Regulations on Dances and late-night activities

  1. All social activities taking place within the College premises shall stop by 6.00pm.  Unless an extension has been approved by the Dean, Students’ Affairs
  2. The organizations/societies must apply in writing to the Dean, Students Affairs through the Students Affairs Officer for permission to use the general college facilities, stating the nature of the activities and the starting and closing time.
  3. The Society/Association must be responsible for the re-arrangement of chairs and tables and for cleaning the hall after the dance.
  4. If the social activity is open to the public and gate fees are charged, the Club must purchase government tickets from the Chairman, Internal Revenue Service.
  5. The Club must ensure that the activity is conducted in an orderly manner.
  6. The Society shall not permit to drinks alcoholic in the College premises, but if they provide alcoholic drinks only on a special occasion for which prior approval has been given by the Dean, Students Affairs

Regulations on Alcohol and Drugs

  1. Students whose drunken and disorderly behaviour is likely to cause a disruption of the peace will be disciplined by the College authorities, if such a person is admitted into hospital, he will be solely responsible for his/her hospital bills.
  2. The use of the possession of illegal drugs may be ground for unmediated dismissal.
  3. Students should not take any drug unless it is prescribed by a competent Physician.

Guidelines for Demonstrations

The following guidelines are essential for organizers of demonstrations and similar actions to observe.
Demonstrations and their organizers must NOT

  1. Force others to join them or deny other members of the College community (both staff and students) their rights not to join a demonstration, strike or such similar actions.
  2. Disrupt or obstruct the educational and other activities of the College including lectures, tutorials, laboratories and library works.
  3. Obstruct or restrict free movement of persons on any part of the College Campus.
  4. Deny the use of offices, classrooms, library and other facilities to staff and students or guests of the College.
  5. Endanger the life of any person on the College Campus.
  6. Destroy or damage College property.

Procedures for Demonstrations

The following procedures will be followed by all organizers of strikes and demonstrations in the College.

  1. The student’s grievances should be conveyed to the Provost, through Dean, Students’ Affairs, giving him at least seventy-two (72) hours notice.
  2. As soon as a decision is taken to organize a demonstration or go on strike, the College Community should be:
    1. Informed immediately about the nature, date and the commencement of the action and evidence of approval by at least two over three of members of Congress by voting
    2. Informed through the Provost immediately about the measures taken to ensure that emergency services will not be disrupted.
    3. Assured through the Provost that there will be no violence against any member to any College property.  The Provost should endorse the letter to the police.
  3. It is the responsibility of the organizers of such actions to ensure that these procedures are followed.  As long as the guidelines are observed and as long as there is no threat to life and College property, there should be no need for the police or any other law enforcement agencies to intervene.

Sanctions for Violation of Regulations:

  1. Criminal Act:
    1. Any student convicted or found to have been convicted of criminal charges in any court of law will be recommended for expulsion.
    2. If a student is involved in a criminal offence, he may be handed over to the Police at the discretion of the Provost.  If a student is so treated, he will be suspended pending the result of the case.
  2. Sanctions: The following are some of the disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed for violation of College regulations.
    1. Fines: These must be paid within specific periods to avoid further stringent actions being imposed.  Fines up to Five Thousand Naira (N5000.00) only may be imposed on the approval of the appropriate College Committee for certain categories of offences.
    2. Disciplinary Probation:This is a trial for a specific period, during which a student must have behaved in a manner acceptable to the College.  The Disciplinary Committee, for example, might find it necessary to impose terms that will restrict the student’s participation in extra-curricular and/or any other activity of the College if necessary.
    3. Suspension:  This is an act, which excludes the student from registrations, class attendance, residence in official College halls and the use of College facilities, for a specific period.  This action means that the student must immediately leave the College.
    4. Expulsion: This is a permanent withdrawal by the Council of the student’s privileges, registration, class attendance or residence.  The privilege of the use of the College facilities is also withdrawn by the sanction.  This action means that the student must leave the College immediately.
    5. Loss of Privilege:    This is the withdrawal of privilege or use of College facility/facilities (such as the hostel, library, sports equipment, etc) for a specific period.
    6. Reimbursement:     This requires that a student must pay for damages to loss or misappropriation of College property or the property of other members of the College community.  Such reimbursement is charged to any student who alone or through group’s concerted activities, organizes, or participates in the events that cause the damage(s), loss (losses) or the misappropriation(s).  Students affected have a right of appeal to the Governing Council/Management/Board of the College through the Dean, Students Affairs to the Provost against the decision of the Disciplinary Committee.
    7. Withdrawal: This is withdrawing a student due to academic deficiency.
    8. Repeat/Probation:  To make the student repeat the session, semester as result of not meeting the aggregate required or an offence.