College students should have uniforms
Uniforms in institutions of higher learning is an offshoot of commercialisation of the sector
- Published 17.03.20, 12:19 AM
- Updated 17.03.20, 12:19 AM
- a min read
Uniforms foster a sense of solidarity among students. They place all students on an equal footing, discouraging any sense of superiority or inferiority that may arise amongst pupils.
La Martiniere For Boys, Calcutta
There is nothing wrong with college students wearing uniforms. It stops discrimination and making fun of students who cannot afford new clothes frequently. There are many students who come from a marginalised section of society and they would rather utilise what little money they have for better purposes than buying clothes. Also, clothes cannot measure intellect.
Loreto Day School, Elliot Road, Calcutta
Sense of pride
A uniform teaches a student how to present himself or herself. It also creates a feeling of pride, togetherness and decency. That, in turn, reduces bunking classes. Since a uniform makes you stand out in the crowd, it offers a measure of protection too against human trafficking.
Shri Shikshayatan School, Calcutta
No good reason
The purpose of going to college or university is to pursue knowledge; a uniform doesn’t enhance learning. Neither does it improve discipline or decency. Those old enough to attend college are also mature enough to know what to wear. Last but not the least, costly uniforms are often unaffordable for students from impoverished families.
Aditya Academy Senior Secondary, Calcutta
Uniforms in institutions of higher learning is an offshoot of commercialisation of the sector, enabling institutions to make money off the students. Moreover, the uniforms are often poorly designed and made from cheap materials, making students uncomfortable and diverting their attention from studies. Forcing a student to wear an unimaginative uniform stifles freedom of expression and choice, and has no place on a college campus.
Dibya Rana Saha Roy, University of Calcutta
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