Wearing the same uniform to reduce the aggression in technical students.
The aggression in technical students is the serious problem in Thai community. There are many alternatives which may only reduce just the surface of such a harmful behavior for example, restrict the rules, service the community together among colleges, banning the school which the problem occurred, etc. Wearing the same uniform, one of the alternatives, might not deeply help solving the aggression among technical students.
According to the interview from Sirikorn Maneerin, Asst. Minister of Education Department, she concluded from the department meeting that providing the same uniform to all technical colleges is the way to reduce the aggression problem between campuses. Adisai Potaramik, Minister of Education Department, pointed out that there are many alternatives to reduce such a harmful behavior and the uniform idea is one of them. Taksin Shinawatra, the prime minister, said “Uniform is one of the factors that leads to the aggression of students.” (Manager, 11 FEB 2004)
One of technical students said “I agree in wearing the same uniform. Moreover, the one who causes the problem should be punished hardly and has to benefit the community” (Manager Online, 2003) Technical college teacher suggested that the uniform is the most important factor to the aggression in students. Sometimes students have to bring their casual cloths to school because of the awareness of being attacked from other school, he added. These are some opinions toward the “Uniform Union” campaign of Education Department.
Besides the agreement of ruling the same uniform, there are also a lot of disagreements to the uniform campaign. One comment in the web board of manager online suggested that the value of technical students still be about forcing with others school students. The uniform does not lead to the aggression of student but the morality does.
It is impossible in ruling the same uniform of technical college because every school has their own brands as a product for student to wear. Student who wants to go to technical college interested in the style of uniform first. If the uniform attracts their needs the school will be their first choice. (Manager Online, 2003)
Students know who are their allies or enemy by the characters and faces. Although they wear the same uniform like Bangkok Technical College and Nontaburi Rajamangkala College, but they still fight each other.
Uniform is the last thing to think about in solving the aggressive behavior in technical students. Restrict the rule, strong punishment, well manage administration, and parents network are the way to solve the problem apart from ruling the same uniform.