Like their counterparts in
Malaysia takes the middle-way. Primary students and secondary students wear uniform.
I am probably a bit conservative on this topic. I believe that uniform has certain benefits. Imagine this: a student from a well-off family – let’s say her name is Ann - goes to school in branded outfits, and shows off to her friends. Jealous of Ann, another girl – named April – returns home and tells her mother, “Mum, I want Guess jeans for my Christmas!” Such scenario is less likely to happen if uniform is a rule.
However, I do think that uniform is not suitable for tertiary institution. At their age, undergraduates should be given the freedom to express themselves through fashion. Of course, they should adhere to some forms of dress codes. Revealing dress is no-no in classrooms, and students should wear shoes inside laboratories.
So, what do you think? Should students wear uniform?