Perceptions of Stakeholders on Student Teacher’s Wearing of School Uniforms: A Case of Some Selected Colleges of Education in Northern Region, Ghana


The study focused on two particular colleges of education in Ghana’s Northern Region and explored stakeholders’ perceptions of the use of school uniforms in colleges of education. The case study research design and qualitative methodology were used in the study. Convenience sampling was used to select fifty (50) stakeholders, including fifteen (15) tutors from Bagabaga College of Education, five (5) staff members from the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), fifteen (15) tutors from Tamale College of Education, and fifteen (15) employees from the Sagnarigu Municipal Education Office in Tamale. The tool utilized to gather information for the research question created for the study was an interview. The study’s findings revealed that the majority of the study’s participants felt that wearing a uniform fosters equality, unity, and makes student teachers from various socioeconomic backgrounds same, as well as eliminating bullying and gang activity in colleges. Based on the research, it was suggested that each academic year, student teachers should attend orientation to learn about the uniform policy at the colleges of education and to understand that wearing a school uniform does not belittle them as tertiary students. In order to execute a standard policy at the colleges, college administration must be adaptable. If a unified policy is implemented, it must be assessed to determine whether it is effective.


Keywords: Colleges, Dress code, Education, Perception, School, Stakeholders, Uniform


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