Prof. Joshua Alabi
Prof. Joshua Alabi

Women in Universities must be discipline and must have attitudinal changed especially in the wearing of miniskirts on Universities campus-PROF.ALABI

BY JOSEPH NANA YAW COBBINA

 

Prof. Joshua Alabi
Prof. Joshua Alabi

The Vice chancellor of the University of Professional studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi noted that Women in Universities must be discipline and must have attitudinal changed especially in the wearing of miniskirts on campus and to the lecture?s hall.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Weekly Observer in Accra, Prof. Joshua Alabi hinted that there is a need to prevent the women from ?my body my business?, while another woman held a card saying: ?thou shalt not touch my miniskirt? stressed.

The protests come amid reports that youth?s have been forcing women to remove their skirts in public but hey they shouldn?t forget that we practicing from the western culture and it?s in their democratically right.

Over the past week, several women wearing skirts have publicly been harassed and assaulted, after the Ex.President Jerry John Rawlings signed an anti-pornography bill in December 1997 banning ?indecent? clothing.

One Day an event organizer claimed she was harassed by a taskforce called militia so she went to the police headquarters to seek permission to hold a march to protest against the government of the day.

According to him, he met one of student who was wearing a dress of which she may considered official, so he called her and told her that ‘You cannot enter this place in that miniskirt,’? Prof. Alabi told the paper.

The authorities have since issued a statement condemning indecent dressing, and put forward the measure last year, and said that women who wore ?anything above the knee? should be suspended.

The so-called “miniskirt law” was raised in Parliament on Tuesday Nov.15th 1996, after the cases of assault and harassment.

The law does not mention the term ?miniskirt? outright, but bans women from exposing their breasts, buttocks and thighs, and from ? dressing indecently in a manner to sexually excite? he lamented.

?Now people are more free to do it [abuse women] openly. They are going to judge women according to what they see as indecent because there are no parameters defined by law,? he said.

?That has really put women at risk in this country that?s according to some women lawyers.?

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