In most colleges and universities, inappropriate clothing has become the norm. It is the state of being improperly dressed in order to seduce or draw undue attention to oneself. According to Omode’s explanation, “indecent appearance has come to characterize the clothing pattern of many students in campus of higher learning in Nigeria” (2011: pg 4), and there is hardly any institution of higher learning in this country that is not plagued by this unpleasant problem. The way these students, particularly the females, dress leaves a lot to be desired. Our Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri students’ outfits are scant and tight-fitting, conveying a story of moral decay. In addition to being stumpy and tight, these gowns are

Also translucent, revealing parts of the bodies that should have been hidden beneath standard clothing patterns.

Girls aren’t the only ones who wear inappropriate clothing. Boys are also guilty of wearing dirty and unkempt hair and dirty jeans with pockets purposefully created around the knees and lower part of the trousers, as well as the waist of these trouser is lowered and fastened tightly at the middle of the two bottoms to reveal their boxers (pants), and when they walk they drag their legs and one of their hands, particularly the left one cupping their invisible scrotum as if they will fall to the ground if they are not suppose Many of them have been raped, seduced into prostitution, exploited for ceremonial purposes, and are unable to work.

to finish their education or training, and involved in a variety of ancillary social and moral issues such as cultism and lying, to name a few. Regardless of country or location, dresses are supposed to fulfill some definite purpose, despite the fact that there is no generally accepted manner or ways of wearing.

They are a part of the people’s culture and are distinguished by their tribe or ethnic identity. Dresses are worn for a variety of reasons, including decorative or aesthetic purposes, as well as to protect the body from harsh weather and to conceal private parts of the body. These objectives are significant because they shape important aspects of a person’s personality. However, as important as those are, They were defeated by Nigerian youths, and their clothing patterns were frequently anti-African. They frequently dress in ways that do not reveal their identity, especially because Nigerian culture, as well as the Christian and Islamic religions, emphasize modesty in appearance, and the majority of these youth profess to worship God. This un-African clothing trend among this generation’s youth has caused widespread concern and alarm among citizens of the country. Religion and academic institutions are not sitting back and waiting for this moral behavior to be repeated; rather, they are speaking out against it. According to Olori (2003: page 7), “at the University of Abuja guidelines were set that “any clothing worn must cover intimate areas.”

“A portion of the body must not reveal the breast stomach new and naked chest”. Students on this campus, however, continue to dress inappropriately.

In the same vein, it appears that students misinterpreted the implementation of a dress code at Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri, where this study is centered, as implying that they should dress inappropriately. This is because, following the implementation of the dress code, students in this college began to dress indecently in a startling and obvious manner. However, one is not surprised because most Nigerian administrators have a significant gap between policy development and implementation. Indecent behavior appears to be gaining acceptance, despite the fact that it is not typically tolerated. With the students’ level being

One wonders what society will be like in the future if they are not trained.

Individuals must be adequately educated as to why such restrictions are imposed if regulations are imposed on them. This initiative aims to educate students about the causes and effects of indecent dressing, as well as to provide solutions to prevent the development of this immoral behavior on Nigerian university campuses.


The issue statement of this study demonstrates that indecent dressing is a cumulative behavioral pattern that may be linked to the household as a result of neglect and/or inadequate parenting.

The impact of globalization as a result of incorrect exportation and importation values, a reflection of society as a whole

The act of indecent dressing is influenced by a high rate of moral decadence (corruption and the led), peer pressure and the desire to belong, as well as fading values and demonic influence.


The primary goal of this research is to look into the effects of clothing in the Nigerian education sector. Indecent clothing in higher education focuses on Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education in Owerri Municipal Local Government Area, Imo State. The purpose of this study is to determine whether students of higher learning can still dress decently.

The purpose of this research is to identify potential solutions to indecent dressing in the Nigerian educational sector. When it comes to evaluating indecent dressing, many teachers, administrators, security personnel, and counselors are concerned.


Some of the main factors that contribute to indecent dressing among students at higher education institutions are parents, school officials, and community leaders. This study is expected to uncover some of the important characteristics that exist at various levels and what factors influence students’ inappropriate dressing.

The findings of the study will be extremely useful to everyone, particularly educational authorities. Teachers and others who care about students’ well-being, growth, educational upliftment, and advancement. The study will emphasize the importance of the government involving parents in the planning of students’ growth and upliftment.


To help draw valid conclusions from this study, the following research questions have been developed to serve as a guide.

in the investigation’s course.

i. Does poor parenting influence students’ inappropriate dress in higher education institutions?

ii. Does peer pressure have an effect on indecent dressing among students in Nigerian higher education institutions?

iii. Does society have an impact on students’ inappropriate clothing in higher education?

iv. Does the educational sector have any influence on students’ inappropriate dress in higher education institutions?

v. Does culture have an impact on students’ inappropriate dress in higher education institutions?


The study’s scope includes the impact of indecent dressing in the Nigerian educational sector, with the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education serving as a case study.



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