School Uniforms in Burundi

School uniforms are compulsory for school children in Burundi. Burundi like most African countries has a compulsory school uniform policy. Burundi's school uniform policy dates back to the colonial days. During those days chief's sons' wore a white uniform and all other children wore khaki. The uniform policy is still in force in Burundi to date. However, schools decide on what uniform the pupils wear. It is also argued that the school uniform policy in addition to poverty, especially in the rural areas, is negatively affecting enrollment into schools.