The picture above was taken during my visit of the Enugu campus of the Nigerian Law School this just past Friday. This was my second stop of four. I am visiting all four campuses of the Nigerian Law School - Lagos, Enugu, Abuja and Kano.
While touring the Enugu campus, we dropped in on a Property class in progress and I was asked to say a few words on the spot.
I looked out over the 1000+ students (which is how they each law in Nigeria) and was dazzled by the colorful clothing. Many students were wearing traditional outfits and so I complimented them on the brightness of their clothing and urged them to mirror that brightness in their studies of law.
I got big laughs and managed to avoid an international incident. Whew!
Later I learned that it is common to allow students to wear traditional garb to class on Fridays. Normally the dress code is fairly strict - black suits and ties with white shirts for men, business attire for women. No jeans, t-shirts or sweatpants. We had managed to visit this class on it's "casual day".
Tomorrow its on to Kano and then back to Abuja. Much to absorb.
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