Helpline PH

Your one-stop resource for government services in the Philippines

School uniforms for students are not required for this coming school year (2022–2023): Advantage or disadvantage?

School uniforms for students are not required for this coming school year (2022–2023): Advantage or disadvantage?

Students who wear school uniforms appear more respectable and formal than those who do not. But because the cost of everything is rising owing to this pandemic, many families are experiencing destitution. Some families don’t have anything to eat, so they prepare to buy their essentials rather than school uniforms.

We are currently in a pre-pandemic condition where parents are still battling for survival as a result of the crisis that we have encountered, thus it is not required for students to wear school uniforms while in public, especially if they are new to the school. Many households struggle to provide for their children. Because of this, the parents are pleased with VP Sara’s decision to explore forgoing school uniforms this year.

VP Sara has compassion for all people. She is aware of everything going on, especially with the students. There are a lot of students from less privileged backgrounds in public. The parents are unemployed or work sporadically. VP Sara made the correct decision by allowing students to attend classes without wearing their school uniforms for the academic year 2022-2023.

The Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Monday that students will no longer have to wear school uniforms in the coming school year. Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Z. Duterte said this was to ease the financial burden on the families of the students.

He said wearing a school uniform was not required during the pre-pandemic, which pertains to DepEd Order (DO) No. 065, p. 2010. Duterte stressed that this will be given more consideration by DepEd as the country continues to face inflationary pressure.

Since the pandemic, it hasn’t been necessary for public school students to wear uniforms. This has saved money for our students’ families. “Especially since it will no longer be needed this school year due to rising prices and economic losses due to the pandemic,” he said.

Classes for SY 2022-2023 will officially begin on August 22, 2022 and end on July 7, 2023. DepEd, after more than two years of implementing distance learning, will now push for the implementation of full in-person classes starting on September 2, 2022.

This declaration from VP Sara about not wearing school uniforms is a great help to the parents and students in public schools. School uniforms are also expensive because everything is already increasing. So, if the parents and students knew this news, they might have been glad because even school uniforms need a budget.

Many families in Region VII have suffered greatly as a result of Typhoon Odette and the landslide. The students’ school uniforms were already ruined or drifted away from great floods. Remember, many affected families live near the sea or river. – Doki | Helpline PH