A school uniform is an identifying, standardized outfit or style of dress worn specifically for an

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A school uniform is an identifying, standardized outfit or style of dress worn specifically for an educational institution, they dictate the schools “dress code”.
Generally, uniforms when used enhances uniformity among the students, irrespective of their financial status, race, and color or fashion preference; it improves the learning environment, and instils discipline; reduces security threats and thus enhances safety.
Over the years, the educational system has been marred with gang related violence, bullying, safety issues, indecent dressing, and lack of discipline. The implementation of mandatory school uniform policy has a positive result via the reduction in gang problems, enhancement of school security, improved
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With all students having to wear the same outfit, students of low economic status will not feel out of place, under-dressed or insecure among their rich mates wearing name brands and designer labels. Thus competition is reduced and students’ self-esteem and morale will be boosted. Once the issue of competition and fashion consciousness is overruled with a common uniform for all, students tend to increase their focus on studies. Incidence of theft is greatly reduced because there is no temptation to steal an expensive jacket or apparel of a fellow student, since all wear the same thing, the uniform.
Certainly the issue of gang can never be overruled in a school environment, membership is often associated with specific style of dressing like wearing baggy pants, adorning bandana, caps with gang symbol, colored shoe laces, boys wearing a particular shape of earing, etc. Wearing clothes of specific colors, having imprints of emblems and insignia on jackets and t-shirts are also paraphernalia that are typical of gang members. Students who do not belong but adorn a shirt that has a color related to a gang can be a subject of attack from rival gang. Consequently with school uniform, the problem related to gang focused dressing is eliminated thus creating a safe learning environment.
Significantly, wearing school uniform reduces indecent dressing/exposure which results from female students wearing spaghetti strapped tops,

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