In a recent press release, the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone, has vehemently denounced a misleading audio message circulating on social media. The message falsely accuses the institution of religious discrimination against a female student, stirring unwarranted controversy.

According to the press release issued by COMAHS, the administration expressed deep concern over the dissemination of the audio, labeling it as a deliberate attempt to undermine the college’s integrity. The administration clarified that the incident referenced in the audio, which pertained to dress code clarification for medical students, occurred back in January 2024 and was promptly resolved in consultation with the College of Medicine Muslim Jamaat (COMMUJ), a registered Islamic student organization.

Contrary to the allegations in the audio, the college assured the public that the affected student has continued attending lectures without any hindrance. Furthermore, COMAHS reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to religious tolerance, academic freedom, as well as maintaining peace and stability within the institution.

Highlighting its longstanding policy of non-discrimination based on tribe, race, color, or religion, COMAHS emphasized that such principles are deeply embedded in the institution’s values and reflect the broader national ethos of tolerance.

The public was urged to disregard the misleading contents of the audio, which the college described as lacking factual basis and intended solely to sow discord and unrest.

COMAHS concluded its statement by reaffirming its dedication to upholding fairness and inclusivity among its staff and student body, while calling on all stakeholders to uphold the truth and promote harmony within the college community and beyond.