Makerere University Dean of Students has named and summoned Ms Rebecca Naddamba, a student who appeared half-naked at a finalist dinner recently, for disciplinary action.
In a letter dated May 30, 2017, C.M Kabagambe, the Dean of Students, accuses Naddamba of misconduct at a university function last weekend where she appeared in a red top and red long robe-like skirt but cut into many small strips that exposed part of her nakedness.
“The background of that picture revealed that this act of exposing nakedness happened at the Finalist Dinner, which was a University function,” Kabagambe writes.
The dean said the student contravened university regulation 8(2) (a) which states that “every student shall respect him/herself and behave in a manner that will not bring his/her name and that of the university disrepute”.
She also breached 8(2) (d) which states that “every student shall dress in a neat and decent manner”.
“The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to request you to show why you should not be presented to the University Students Disciplinary Committee for breach of the regulations quoted above.”
She is expected to report to Room 208 of the Senate Building before Friday June 2, 2017 without fail for the next course of action.
Makerere university chief security officer, S.P Mucunguzi Japheth Jeff Jackson, said he had opened a file for the Education student.
“A General Inquiry file (GEF) has been opened at Makerere university community policing station based more on Anti Phonograph Act and university management disciplinary issues,” Mucunguzi said.
“As police we condemn such behaviours moreover from intellectual class especially our…the premier university in Africa.”
Mucunguzi said he had started the search for the girl who now faces arrest.
This comes just days after Ethics and Integrity minister, Simon Lokodo, arrested a city movie translator, Marysmart Matovu (VJ Junior) and his colleague Bbosa Geoffrey (of Zai Plaza) early this week for dissemination of pornographic material.
In 2013, Parliament passed the Anti-Pornography Bill, which seeks to create the offence of pornography which is blamed for sexual crimes against women and children including rape, child molestation and incest.
In the Bill, pornography is defined as any representation, through publication, exhibition, cinematography, indecent show, information technology or by whatever means, of a person engaged in real or stimulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a person for primarily sexual excitement.
The Committee cited the Penal Code Act Cap 120, the Computer Misuse Act, 2011 and the prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2009, which prohibit only some aspects of pornography.
Offenders can be fined or imprisoned for up to 10 years.