We have seen such schools across the Kathmandu valley, and believe us, you are not the only person asking this question! Is really a school uniform necessary or not?
The view that we got from the people are as varied as they are. The debate over school uniforms is complicated; some say that a child in a school uniform is more likely to take school seriously. Putting on the school uniform signals he or she is going to school just like dad dresses up to go to work. People also believe that school uniforms decrease fighting and violence that arise out of arguments over fashionable clothes. Children invariably tease those who do not have trendy clothes. Those who can't afford name brand clothes are often sensitive about their clothing. Even, Schools argue that school uniforms are economical, especially compared to designer clothing. They are becoming far less expensive than many other clothes. They say school uniforms last longer because they are made for repeated wash and wear.
Some students reject any rules. Forcing them to wear school uniforms only provoke their rebellious spirit. They alter their school uniform by tightening, widening, shortening, or lengthening them. Some people insist that there is no credible evidence that school uniforms improve school discipline or promote higher academic achievement. There are lots of examples that some great students are terrible dressers. Dress does not necessarily improve learning or does it?