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Ugandan school to be challenged in court for dismissing student over homosexuality

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A senior one student was expelled from the single boys' school over homosexuality allegations six months ago

St Mary’s College Kisubi (SMACK) will be challenged in court for illegally dismissing a student accused of homosexuality.

The student's parents are disputing the decision by taking a legal action, six months after school authorities expelled the student, Observer reports.

The legal team representing the parents told the tri-weekly newspaper that efforts to engage school authorities hit a dead end -- prompting them to file a lawsuit in the High Court.

No fair hearing

Parents were not given a fair hearing when they called for a dialogue with school authorities over the allegations, the law firm claims.

"There was no fair hearing and investigations to prove the accuser’s claims. When the parents called for dialogue, they exhibited a lot of impunity."

play SMACK students (Courtesy)

The school hasn't responded to the notice to sue which was served to them two weeks after expelling the student.

The law firm says they "have no option but proceed to court" since "all necessary documents are ready for filling."

Allegations against the student might keep haunting him unless the school clears his name or presents evidence, the parents say.

Homosexuality in Uganda is illegal and it attracts a sentence of life in prison.

Also Read: Prominent Ugandan LGBT activist renounces movement, now born-again Christian

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