Jamaican students should be allowed to wear (modest) casual clothing to online classes.

Jamaican students should be allowed to wear (modest) casual clothing to online classes.

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Anonymous Jamaican Student started this petition to Jamaican Ministry of Education

Students should have the option to wear casual clothing to online classes as long as the articles of clothing are modest and appropriate for school. In these stressful times, students need to feel as comfortable as possible while learning online. Uniforms were never comfortable at school, so can you imagine having to wear one in YOUR own home?

There were no rules that stated uniforms were to be worn last term, and even back then there were no major issues, so what major effect will wearing uniforms have on us now? What and how we learn should be the government's top priority now, NOT what we are wearing. Foreign countries get on just fine without uniforms, they have dress codes instead. Wearing normal clothes isn't the end of the world as long as general restrictions are put in place (e.g. no crop tops or biker shorts).

In such a stressful time, why do we need to be put under more stress and restrictions than we're already under? Shouldn't I spend more time adjusting to the online platform than I spend ironing my uniforms to be worn at my home where they are barely visible on a Zoom call? If I'm going to be sitting awkwardly in front of a screen every day at least let me do it in a modest and comfortable T-shirt, blouse or dress.

This is just my opinion - if some parents or students want the kids to wear uniforms, then by all means wear them. But let those who prefer to learn at home in a comfortable outfit do so. I implore the Jamaican Ministry of Education to look into this matter once again and reconsider their decision to mandate the wearing of uniforms. Times are too serious and stressful to be worrying about one's uniforms for the week.

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