Female Muslim students at Kyambogo University have asked the administration to deploy female security officers at the university gate and checkpoints to check female students.
According to The Observer, the students became very furious requested that female students be checked by female officers following an incident where a male officer order a female Muslim student to put off their veils and sexually harassed her.
“Last time I experienced such a thing whereby I was entering Kyambogo campus, they were checking me and they even placed that machine over my head and I was wondering why are they placing it over my head. So when I saw that incident yesterday about removing a Moslem veil to enter it is not good. It is not good,” Nakawesi said.
“It was massive by the way, if you had anything called bonnet inside, they did not want to know. We did plain hair. They told us; if you don’t want then move out of the [examinations room]. They did not allow us even to enter. They told us ‘remove your veils to do the paper if not, out.’ So we had to do what they had requested because we had to do the paper,” another student, Nankabirwa is reported to have said.
The Muslim Ummah has not yet released any official statement about the harassment of female Muslims in these public universities. Similar incidents happen but these are not reported.