This essay will examine the positive and negative aspects of wearing university uniform. University uniform is implemented at some universities in the world. The universities of Kurdistan Region do not implement it. Uniform has both positive and negative aspects. Everyone has his/her own point of view about university uniform. Some people think that aside from positive aspects of uniform; it also has negative aspects.
The positive aspects of wearing university uniform can be promoting equality among the social classes, saving time, keeping more money, and seriousness.
Uniform sometimes can promote equality among university students. This can be revealed by hiding their social classes. Especially, in our country, we have a number of poor people. Also we have poor students who do not have a good financial source to support them. In addition, they might not have enough money to buy all the necessities which they need for their studying courses. If university uniform implemented at universities, it could hide some of the differences between the rich and the poor.
Moreover, saving time similarly to the previous point is one of the positives of uniform. Furthermore, some of the university students spend a lot of time in choosing, buying, and arranging the clothes which they wear during university courses of studying. So wearing uniform at universities saves more time for students, and they could spend that saved time with educational exercises.
Furthermore, keeping more money is one of the benefits of uniform. If students do not wear uniform, they might spend a lot of money in buying modern and expensive clothes. Consequently, wearing uniform might help students keep more money, and they can use that money for any other useful tasks which they intend to do.
Lastly, seriousness could be another one positive aspect. In addition, most of university students waste a lot of time with caring about modern clothes, so this affects their motivations for studying. Moreover, if students have been ordered to wear uniform, they would have more time for studying.
Subsequently, Uniform might lead them to be more serious in studying.
On the contrary, uniform has also negative aspects. According to students’ opinions, university uniform negative aspects may be religion issues, less freedom, and hiding students’ real characters.
Religion issues sometimes make obstacles for university uniform to be applied. For this reason some students might not agree with this idea. Especially, in Islamic countries, a number of students may not agree to wear uniform because Islam does not allow wearing some types of clothes. For instance, girls should wear hijab in Islam, and it is not permissible for girls to wear skinny clothes. Likewise, boys as well as girls have been prevented of wearing long jeans or pants, and boys have not been permitted to wear skinny clothes, too.
Furthermore, less freedom is one of the issues, too. Students might think of wearing university uniform as ordering and obligating them. In addition, some people think that we need to avoid obliging students of what they want to wear. Moreover, some psychologists believe that minimizing the freedom of the university students might affect them in a bad way. For instance, some students think about wearing uniform as a routine, and most of the nowadays’ students want to modernise their lifestyle. Thus, they want to be away from routine.
In addition to the previous negative aspects of uniform, some students think that having university uniform hides their personal characters. Besides, at every university, there should be a number of students who want to show off themselves by wearing different kinds of clothes. Accordingly, some students believe that most of the people’s characters can be revealed their types of clothes and the way of wearing them.
In conclusion, university uniform has a special importance at the universities around the world. Universities in Kurdistan Region have been thinking about implementing uniform at their colleges. Some people think of wearing uniform at the universities of Kurdistan Region is a need. Conversely, some others do not agree with it.