The Dean of students, Makerere University has denied reports that the university has banned the Muslim veil.
On Tuesday, Makerere University Muslim students staged a peaceful demonstration, protesting against the alleged ban of the muslim veil by the university authorities.
The demonstration was sparked off by several incidents in which the Muslim students were barred from were barred from entering the examination halls dressed in Niqabs and veils.
The order by one of the lecturers at the institute of languages was intended to check the possibility of students using the veils to smuggle prepared notes into the examination hall.
But the Muslim students argued that this was a violation of their right and demanded to know why the catholic nuns are not being ordered to remove their veils.
But George Ekuddu, the dean of students described the incidents as regrettable. He explained that while the university is not ready to compromise over examination malpractices, ordering Muslim students to remove their religious symbols is unacceptable.
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Ekudu urged the Muslim students to document all the separate incidents in which their own were ordered to remove their veils or caps, to enable the university take action.
Ahmad Sentongo, the Imam of Makerere University Mosque, warned that if the university fails to contain the situation, the Muslim community will deal with individual invigilators who violate the Islamic dress code.
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Imam Sentongo wondered why someone would undress a properly dressed student and leave the indecently dressed students to loiter in the university.
He noted that ordering a Muslim to remove the veil or cap, is an attack on the sanctity of Islam.