After the decision by Bangkok Christian College to let students choose what to wear every Tuesday, Ministry of Education (MOE) officials have tried to halt the experiment and stop other schools from copying it even though the rules say it is OK.
Even though school uniforms are now obsolete in most developed countries, they are still the subject of serious discussion in Thailand. Bangkok Christian College has launched an initiative to allow students to choose what they wear.
A traditionally conservative and royally-connected Thai university has exhibited some progress after its Faculty of Arts eased uniform regulations in response to an online campaign. The Faculty of Arts of the most conservative university in Thailand has decided to stop enforcing the wearing of uniforms. Last week, a group of anonymous students from Chulalongkorn University (CU) initiated a campaign on Change.org, urging the university to stop forcing students to wear uniforms.
Chulalongkorn (we have murals of Hitler as a superhero) University is back in the news and you don’t whether to laugh or cry. Its Faculty of Engineering seems to have spawned its own little Hitlers who are going round seizing the cards of any student not in uniform. And even if you’re in uniform but not the correct one. The blue smock required in workshops is OK if you’re in the workshop, but step outside still wearing it and you’ll get nicked.
Students at an elite Thai university are campaigning against outdated uniform regulations, arguing they stifle creativity and intellect. The university is threatening those who fail to comply with disqualification from receiving scholarships. On 8 February 2017, a group of students from Chulalongkorn University’s Engineering Faculty released a declaration calling on the faculty to abolish regulations requiring students to wear school uniforms both inside and outside of the classroom.
For four years, children in a kindergarten in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen have been ordered to wear military uniforms once a week.
On the evening of Thursday, September 5, 2013, a group of Thammasat University students posted 4 posters on various notice boards around the Thammasat-Rangsit campus. The posters show students in uniform posing in heterosexual and homosexual acts.