IPOH – “I’m feeling so upbeat today, having given the opportunity to wear casual clothes to school like university students.”
These are the words of energetic sixth former Muhammad Farhan Zairul from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Ipoh here, when met at the school today.
He said the leeway given to sixth formers to wear traditional or casual clothes to school had also enabled them to be seen as a more matured group of students at the school.
His excitement was shared by his classmate, Nur Azrina Ahmad Shaari, who said:
“It feels like we are attending a lecture in college or university, even though we are still in school.”
Meanwhile, the school principal, Dr Ahmad Jaafar Musa, also agreed that the sixth formers looked more matured when wearing casual clothes to school.
“I agree with the Education Ministry’s decision because I can see that the students look more matured and energetic to begin their learning session today,” he said.
However, he also expressed hope that the 120 sixth formers in the school would adhere to the guidelines given on casual wear.
“Don’t wear clothes with colours that are way to bright and contrasty, such as red and orange…wear dark or soft colours.
“As for the girls, no provocative or revealing clothes are allowed, they should wear something suitable with their status as students,” he added. – BERNAMA