School uniform, is it a good tradition or outdated habit? School uniform has been there since schools were established. In my opinion, I think wearing the school uniform is an outdated habit. A school uniform can be defined as a specific dress code, set by the education department.
Why do I say wearing a school uniform is a bad habit? It means wasting money and time to buy specific school uniforms set by the education department. Why can't students wear jeans. or shorts with a T-shirt to school? It means saving money, because you need not buy extra clothes. The current school uniform is also quite uncomfortable, because the current dress code for boys is white shirt and long pants. in a hot country like Malaysia, wearing long pants can be sometimes quite unbearable.
Furthermore, wearing the same old thing everyday can be a bore. Everyone's wearing it, where is the creativity? Where is the freedom of expression? Choices of clothes to wear to school can denote one's identity. The current school uniform is not up to date with the latest fashion too. Teenagers, like to be up-to-date with the latest fashion. In Australia, students have the freedom to wear anything they like to school, as long it's proper. Why can't teenagers in Malaysia follow suit too?
The specific dress code should be abolished! Students should have the freedom to wear anything they like to express their identity. School uniforms are outdated!