As universal institution of learning, the college is a meeting point of people’s diverse background from all over the world. It is where people come to acquire and contribute to knowledge irrespective of their cultural peculiarities. It is a universal community where in the pursuit of excellence everyone’s culture, religions opinions are respected. The culture of the campus is, therefore tolerance within the bounds of common decency. It is expected that after participating successfully in the college community for the duration of their courses, the products are deemed to have been groomed to take their places as cultured, published and civilized international citizens. The life of a student in campus is, therefore designed to achieve these purposes.
Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education Kangere expects its students to make mature responses to problem situations and conduct themselves in an exemplary manner during their interaction with all members of the community. Whenever student of this college is unable to conduct himself or herself as a responsible citizen of the community and violate the college regulations, the other members of the community feel that they have an obligation to assist him or her to preview his or her action so that he or she can live peacefully with the other members of the community. The students are the first line of assistance in this respect as they use various civilized method to guide their colleagues along the proper path. The office of the Dean students’ affairs, the academic and administrative personnel of the college assist in counseling students to that effect.
However, despite the best effort of the other members of the community, occasions often arise when a student has to be brought before student disciplinary committee which comprises both staff and student members of the college. This is a very serious matter as it means that all other method to get the student to correct his or her action has failed and that he or she has now committed a very serious act of misconduct.
Any action that is contrary to college regulation is an act of misconduct. These regulations cover every aspect of life on campus. For example, there are regulations governing the conduct of examinations, as well as those on room occupancy. There are traffic regulations and regulation governing the registration and activities of student associations. These rules and regulation are, merely dress rehearsal for laws, bye laws, regulations and so forth that govern the life of a citizens in any civilized society. It is expected that student in the college shall abide by the college regulation and assist his or her fellow student to do likewise. However, every student shall be individually responsible for his or her actions.
Some offences are serious and destructive that they are termed gross misconducts. These are expellable offences. It is for the student’s disciplinary committee to decide on the gravity of an offence and advice the provost accordingly. Some of these serious offences are:
- Belonging to or participating in the activities of unregistered associations including secret cults,
- Physical assault and/or causing bodily harm on any other persons, whether a student or not,
- Rioting and unauthorized assembly
- Organizing and/ or taking part in a demonstration or a march by anyone other than a student union government
- Examination malpractice
- Harboring or accommodating person without approval
- Male entry into a female hostels and female entry into male hostels at anytime
- Possession of, and drinking alcohol on campus
- Drug abuse and the use of prohibited substances
- Persistent rowdy and/or anti-social behavior
- Reckless and/or dangerous driving
- Insulting and/or attacking college officials in the pursuit of the legitimate duties
- Willful damage to college property
- Unauthorized transfer of bed spaces
- Any action likely to bring the college or its officers and/or student to disrepute.
The College Dress Code
For the purpose of decency, reputation and taking into account the community in which the College is situated as well as for the purpose of forestalling the consequences of indecent dressing the College established STUDENTS’ DRESS CODE in the College with effect from 2016/2017 session. Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education Kangere is a Teacher Training Institution assigned to train students which would be molders and custodians of the society moral values. The College feels that if the moral orientation of these students is not guided towards the desired goal, the confidence the society reposed on the College to produce teacher with sound moral stamina to handle the future generation would be eroded.
Students must be decent in attitude and appearance. For the purpose of this rule, a decent dress be opaque (not transparent), shall be lose (not tight) and shall cover from the neck down below the knee and shall have sleeves (not too short). Students that are not decently dressed shall not be allowed into classrooms, lecture theaters, laboratories, libraries and offices of the College. Repeated offenders shall be disciplined for misconduct.
Dress Code Which Must Be Respected
- Opaque material which for the purpose of clarity means that it is not transparent, one cannot see through it.
- Shall be loose not tight.
- Shall extend from the neck to the knee or below the knee.
- Clothing should cover and conceal body part including stomach, back shoulder, chest, and legs to the knee or longer.
- Trousers should be worn at natural waistline.
The Following types of Dress Would Violet the Dress Code
- Transparent dresses that show the body or inner wears below it.
- Dresses that exposed the stomach, the bottom or other part that is indecent expose.
- Dresses or skirts with slits extending above the knee exposing the thighs.
- Sleeveless dresses (especially “spaghetti” hands or armless) that exposes ones’ brassiere and breast.
- Very tight dresses that expose body contour.
- Unbuttoned shirts that reveal chest or other part.
- Cloths that illustrate or depict drugs, alcohol or have offensive violent message.
- Clothes that display weapons or any gang-related illustrations and message.
- Shorts and skimpy dresses e.g. body hugs, show-one-your-chest and dresses expose sensitive parts.
- Tights shorts and skirts that are above the knees (except for sporting purpose).
- Tattered jeans with holes and tears.
- Transparent and see through dresses.
- Tight fittings e.g. hip star, patra lakra etc that reveal the contour of the body.
- Under-clothing such as single worn publicly.
- Long and tight skirts which are opened in front or at the side which reveal sensitive parts as the wearer moves on.
- Wearing of T-Shirts with obscene caption.
- Shirts without buttons or not properly buttoned leaving the wearer bare chested.
- Wearing of earrings by male students.
- Plating or weaving of hair by male students.
- Wearing of colored eye glasses not on medical ground in the classrooms.
- Any other mode of dressing that you will not want your parent or good people of your community to see you in.
Punishments for Violating of Dress Code(s)
- Violators shall not be allowed in to classrooms, Lecture Theaters/Halls, Laboratories, Libraries, College Clinic and offices of the College.
- Violators shall also be turned away from examination Halls/Venues and all College activities/occasions.
- Repeated offenders shall be disciplined for misconduct.
Social Consequences for Provocative Dressing
- Sexual harassment by both staff and students.
- Sexual violence such as rape, assault etc.
- Becoming object of criticism and castigation.
- Exposure of your family to abuse and criticism, remember whatever you wear or do the campus reflects on your family, for you are an ambassador to your family in the College.
Some Advice on Practical Dressing Especially for the Female Students
- When going for reading in the nights, make sure that you are wearing a trouser under whatever dress you are wearing.
- While respecting diversity in culture and freedom of expression, Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education Kangere expects her members to exercise these freedoms within bound of common decency.
- All senior staff of the College are therefore empowered to ensure strict compliance with the code by all students in the College (inside and outside of the lecture rooms) and at all occasions.