SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Controversy looms over certain flight attendant schools that allegedly forced students to wear designated uniforms as well as hairspray.
One university department of aviation and tourism allows applicants to wear the attire of one’s choice, except for clothes that cover the applicant’s neck.
As for female applicants, the rules stipulate that they wear skirts that do not cover the knees.
At another school’s aviation department, applicants are required to wear a white shirt provided by the university, while female applicants are additionally required to wear a skirt and peach-colored stockings.
Enrolled students are forced to wear skirts and apply hairspray each day to maintain their ‘professional and attractive’ appearance.
“We have to use hairsprays every day to keep our hairstyle in place. Many of us are struggling from skin trouble and balding issues,” said one student. “Seniors and professors will cut our grades if we refuse to do so.”
Many students are calling on the schools to either offer them the freedom of choice or lift the strict regulations.
“Wearing a uniform to school is a student tradition. The school does not force anyone to do so,” one university said in response.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)