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Daystar University responds after being accused of forcing Muslim students to attend church

by Samantha
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The Speaker of Kenya’s Parliament has instructed the Ministry of Education to delve into allegations surrounding a university’s purported mandate for Muslim students to attend Christian religious services.

Located near Nairobi, Daystar University, a private Christian institution, finds itself under scrutiny for allegedly withholding grades from students who opt out of participating in church services, as claimed by Kenyan MP Mohammed Ali during parliamentary proceedings.

Ali contends that such actions violate the constitutional right to religious freedom.

However, Daystar University has vehemently denied these allegations, asserting that it does not tie academic performance to religious observance, according to local media reports.

In response to the university’s denial, Education Minister Ezekiel Machogu elaborated on the university’s stance, stating, “Upon enrollment, all students are made aware of the institution’s Christian foundation, philosophy, and core values.”

“Upon enrollment, students are required to sign a code of conduct, thereby agreeing to adhere to the university’s Christian ethos and participate in its spiritual activities,” Machogu added, citing the university’s established procedures.

Furthermore, the university clarified to Minister Machogu that students are expected to attend a minimum of 75% of church services per semester.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education will undertake a comprehensive investigation into allegations raised by MP Ali, including assertions that Daystar University incorporates LGBTQ issues into its curriculum, reportedly promoting LGBTQ practices.

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