The internet was on Tuesday inundated with photos of Covenant University students who had the middle portions of their hair shaved off, with social media users, mainly Nigerians, criticizing the institution for what they described as “dehumanising and unsanitary punishment”.
The institution, which is located at Ota, Ogun State, was also criticised for allegedly using a single unsterilised hair clipper on all the students on the grounds that they might contract diseases in the process.
While many Nigerians were against the school’s decision to barb the middle of the hair of its male students, others defended the school’s action, saying the students were to blame for not complying with the rules and regulations.
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— Aforevo TV (@aforevotv) April 4, 2018
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So because Covenant University is a good school, they now have the right to cut people’s hair off? In a functioning country, they wouldn’t try this madness.
— Sofie ♥️ (@Sofie_Lovee) April 3, 2018
They are actually cutting students’ hair down the middle in Covenant University. ???? pic.twitter.com/r5H9esLUS0
— Concaholic (@Concaholic) April 3, 2018
Covenant University is learning…Madonna University will barb your hair with shaving stick,shave your pubic hairs & ask you to call your parents before you face panel????
— Minister Of Indomie & Egg Affairs? (@Uchybaba) April 3, 2018
Covenant University is the most dramatic University in Nigeria. Argue with your Vice Chancellors
See what they did to your MCMs hair. pic.twitter.com/ExEziml2WT
— D-LEGEND (@Nsikak_Ud) April 3, 2018
Covenant university students talking about this recent cutting of hair is outrageous like they aren’t banned from wearing jeans and they don’t have to register their partners and go for romance counselling.
— groovee (@grooveeshakes) April 5, 2018
Covenant University barbers after cutting everyones hair in Chapel today pic.twitter.com/bKGx3Q1eTj
— Ovie Frederick-Simon (@oviefredsimon) April 3, 2018
What Covenant University did is absolutely distasteful, and humiliating.
If there are rules on how much hair a boy should have, the situation could definitely have been handled in a much better way.
They are releasing into the world people who are not allowed to express
— Lara (@laraxellar) April 4, 2018
Nigerians are soaring high in every other country regarding education but covenant university thinks growing out your hair is the most important thing to focus on all in the name of religion.
— Mo’Miss (@Modupeee_) April 3, 2018
That scraping of hair by Covenant University is very silly.
And you ppl justifying it with “don’t go there if you can’t follow their rules” are part of the ppl who support oppressors because they’re your favourite.
— BB (@Bhordemarz) April 3, 2018