Tiza Mukuka – Youth Advocate
ALL UNZA STUDENTS SHOULD START WEARING STUDENT UNIFORMS NEXT YEAR, IM APPEALING TO THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
As a representative for all Zambian youths, I am appealing to the government to introduce student uniforms in Zambian colleges and universities especially at the university of Zambia respectively.
The key here is to keep students away from social jealousy.
If college students wear a uniform there will be no differences between rich students and poor students. Poor student will enjoy their school life without thinking about clothes and style. Thus, college students should wear a uniform because wearing uniform is more effective.
When I as at elementary school until senior high school, we wore uniform as our identity. But when we go to college we took off our uniform and changed it into free style of clothes.
Some people said that uniform is not good for college student because college students are mature enough to choose what they want to wear and also we will pay more to buy uniform.
However, my research suggests that wearing a uniform is more effective and uniform will keep students from social jealousy.
There are some reasons why college and university students should wear a uniform; wearing uniform is more effective and would keep everyone from wearing inappropriate clothes. I think students should at least look professional.
By wearing sweatpants and hoodie it makes college and university students not work at as hard. University of Zambia students will start looking like a students at school if they wear an appropriate shirt, like uniform. Not one with wholes or too much cleavage.
Wearing uniform in college can affect psychological of student in a positive way. Why do people like police man, pilot, marine, army, and all people who are part of society wear uniform when they work? It is because when they wear a uniform, they can clearly see what they are, what they are responsible for, and what they jobs are.
We can say the same thing to University of Zambia students because they are so irresponsible. They will be more responsible for being a student and they can clearly see that they are part of school and society.
No differences. If college and university students wear a uniform there will be no differences between rich students and poor students. Poor student will enjoy their school life without thinking about clothes and style. Thus, college students should wear a uniform because wearing uniform is more effective.
Zambia National Youth Representative