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Covenant University punishes Students by Shaving Half their Hair



Students of Covenant University were reportedly punished after school authorities conducted an inspection exercise after their chapel service.

Students who relayed the events on social media said their hair was shaved in the middle as a punishment for “keeping hair.”

A Twitter user, @1JayMun, said the school management complained the students embarrassed them by not bringing their bibles along to service.

The school management “decided to do something” he said. What they decided upon was an inspection exercise, checking for adherence to dress code, hair and beard.

See photos of the shaved heads below:


  1. Lol

    April 3, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    1. What the actually heck!
    2. If i was a parent someone owes me an explanation
    3. This school neeeds to be closed down
    4. This is how you make people hate God and christanity. Stupid nonsense like this
    5. In this day and age no on screen bibles?
    6. I’m pissed.
    7. Outdated university. ?

    • Ec

      April 3, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      8. Were the tools sterilized?

    • Anonymous

      April 4, 2018 at 12:54 am

      We have on screen Bibles but Bishop wanted us to bring our individual Bibles. He even said he didn’t want BiblEs on devices because he doesn’t trust that most of us are actually using the Bible

    • Aare farmland

      April 4, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      It is not just outdated, it is trying to raise children not adults and also it seems legally controversial because students do have certain freedom of expression rights. A school handbook cannot override the constitution. It will be good to know what our constitution mean by freedom of expression. No matter what can an organization just decide to forcefully touch an adults body when the individual is not a criminal.

    • Fleur

      April 4, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Somebody in that school needs their head shaved with a bottle

  2. Oma

    April 3, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Wow …just wow. I’m short of words. Oh well….this is a good cautionary tale for current and future students. Read the handbook very well so that when you’re there, you respect yourself by respecting their rules. If you can’t do it, please do not go there.

    • Anonymous

      April 4, 2018 at 12:55 am

      This wasn’t in the handbook. In CU, rules change everyday. Something that was legal today, can be illegal tomorrow.

    • blizz

      April 4, 2018 at 1:38 pm

      Dis was nt in the hand book
      Hw is it a good cautionary tale

  3. Olori

    April 3, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Occasionally I ask myself and my God how I attended and finished from this school. LOL. What a joke. 17+ year old adults that are supposed to be gearing up for the outside world.

  4. Nakoms

    April 3, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Wow! Very high standard of discipline. ???

  5. o

    April 3, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    ??? This is funny as hell but not funny! There’s a handbook and students are to comply. This however, is not how to go about punishing students that don’t comply. But you agree to comply with the rules the minute you pick up your admission letter.

  6. O~Intuition!

    April 3, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I hope the tools were sterilized.
    Loads of Easily transmissible viruses these days.
    HIV, Hepatitis B, etc

    • FFf

      April 4, 2018 at 7:40 am

      Just one clipper was initially used before they called about 3 others for over 1000 students. They were not sterilised

    • Meticulous

      April 4, 2018 at 11:46 am

      They weren’t. They used one clipper on everybody.

  7. omomo

    April 3, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    lol..its kinda funny ..and yes there is a rules and regulations book for you to study if you feel you can’t comply then please look for another university ..however i feel some Nigerian parents who pay fees determine where you attend university .

  8. Mz Socially Awkward....

    April 3, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    I’ve said it, time and again – this “African Jehovah” is more reflective of Amadioha and other similarly vindictive traditional gods than it is of the Father which Jesus preached, that many Nigerian churches & christians claim to serve.

    How is this a Christian university? Why is Christianity in Nigeria so devoid of human compassion??? Of course they knew why they chose this deliberately cruel punishment over more measured ones like suspension. Whoever did this wanted to humiliate these students.

    Simply because they didn’t carry Bibles to church? A lot of Nigerians need to stop the pretence of calling themselves Christians. Especially when you walk in the polar opposite to love. Our Christianity is so choked with rules, regulations, laws, bye-law, decrees, statutes, constitutions ….. so over populated with egoistic “leaders” who take special pleasure in acting like glorified slave drivers instead of caring shepherds….. and we wonder why so many young people are turning away from God.

    We are still here wondering in the face of hard evidence. I detest injustice, especially the kind which is masked in religious hypocrisy. Don’t know how it’ll happen but I hope the evilminded school officers who did this face proper repercussions.

    • Aare farmland

      April 4, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Love your comment. I believe in the christian God because of some universal ideals. But I do not dismiss the various gods are useless even though they are fake but I see them as metaphysical manifestations of the culture, nature and environment of the people that worship those gods. There were created or popped up for a reason, to keep order, divinity source for ppl needs or to protect the people in that particular time period. For example corruption, the moment we left the old religions, we embraced a forgiven God and everyone is okay to be corrupt and go to pray on Sunday. There is a reason, redeem, MFM, christ embassy are called African initiated churches. They have, a charismatic leader with spiritual powers (check), emotionally expressive through praise and worship(check), babalawoish, going to church once a week or four times a month to pray or talk to pastor for family, wealth, vindictive issues (check). the handbook on Christianity is obvious, be Christ like, be born again culturally, spiritually. We are not born again, we are still stuck in pre-born again Christian age where our culture, nature and environment needs amadioha because we just need rules and regulations that if violated punishment occurs now not in hell.

    • Mo

      April 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Hi Just want to say it’s been a while since I read any comment of yours here and you were missed. Hope you are fine? Cheers.

  9. slice

    April 3, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    These idiots are what’s wrong with naija

  10. gbaskelebo

    April 3, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Handbook my foot! does dresscode and body grooming define character and learning? these actions are for secondary schools and high schools not universities! the authority is simply stifling creativity and personal boundaries and creating an artificial bubble class system that only exist within its institution! so much for the word university! unto second base things joor

  11. nne

    April 3, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Covenant University is just a glorified secondary school. I cant take them seriously at all.

    • Jay

      April 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Like! If you want your kids to school in private Universities in Nigeria and you don’t want AUN cause it’s all the way in the north, then there’s Babcock. There’s Pan Atlantic University (where Lagos Business School is), and many others. I don’t understand Covenant University and their ridiculous rules. Little wonder most graduates from that school are extra and weird when they graduate cause they were caged for 4 or 5 years. Such a shame!

  12. Anon

    April 3, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Is it a reform school and the students harden criminals becos I can’t understand !!!!

  13. Lillian

    April 3, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    One clipper was used for over 500+ students. ONE CLIPPER!!!!!!!! HIV and other stuff is real ooh

  14. Caro

    April 4, 2018 at 12:54 am

    ?this is the ridiculous punishment soliders and teachers at Command Day Secondary School, Ibadan used to do to students back in the day, don’t know if they still do it. ?shameless loosers

  15. Mama

    April 4, 2018 at 1:03 am

    The day I read somewhere that this university conducts HIV/ pregnancy test for graduating students was the day I gave up on them. Apparently, some parents want their children groomed to be clueless antisocial robots, just for the pride of saying my child attended an elite private university, so who am I go disagree when i’m not the one paying school fees. Anything them see, na them sabi!

  16. Ottawa Queen

    April 4, 2018 at 4:08 am

    Occultic move! They better be vigilant.

    • Ekohustler

      April 4, 2018 at 10:41 am

      i wasn’t gonna comment until saw this statement… i give up lol i just give up

  17. Kkay

    April 4, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Please, Covenant University stop humiliating these young people.
    It is ungodly!
    There are better ways to correct them.

  18. Lilo

    April 4, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Ritual things.

  19. Kkay

    April 4, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Young people who are trained with extreme religious rules/harshness turn into extreme rebels and dysfunctional adults who become menace to the society or silent sadists in their spheres of contact.
    Tomorrow the same harsh religious leaders/guardians would spend many hours at several night vigils and deliverance sessions, praying them back to God.Then they will call for ‘Testimony of the Prodigal Son.’ SMH!

  20. Lakes

    April 5, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    In as much as i detest that a single clipper was used over several students without it being sterilized (this though is subject to verification) I still wonder why students in Covenant University complain of harsh treatment. The school provides you with a hand book and rules you are to follow prior to accepting admission, you accepted and yet you do not wish to imbibe the culture??? There are hundreds of University in Nigeria that allow you live freely…why not attend such? If you decided to accept Covenant’s admission offer then you should play by their rules or take the door…why complain???

    • Quisse

      April 9, 2018 at 1:49 am

      Where in their handbook did it say that they’ll cut people’s hair like that as a punishment for an offense committed? Please be reasonable. Covenant University has such stupid and ridiculous rules that don’t even make any sense. Till today, I’ll never understand the issue with adults owning cell phones. Makes no sense!

  21. Uju

    April 6, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    If I were the parent of one of these children (under the 17, or supporting the over 18’s) I definitely would be suing them for battery and human rights violation. What rubbish is this?

    Even if the students contravened the rules, arent there other measures that could have been employed?

    Stupid nonsense.

    Part of the problem as well is the fact that as children growing up in Nigeria you are not allowed to have a voice. This now turns into timidity. Why would I be kneeling down, a univeristy student, while someone shaves the middle of my head? hian…no way.

  22. Tabitha

    May 5, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    ….where are those hair DT were barbed?

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