The constitution and other laws and policies generally protect religious freedom.
Religious groups must register with the government in order to be recognized as a legal entity. They do so by submitting documentation to the justice ministry detailing the structure and mission of their organization, along with a nominal fee. Once approved, a religious group formally registers with the Registrar General’s office. Registration is for administrative purposes such as taxation and property ownership. It does not constitute approval of religious beliefs, nor is it a prerequisite for religious activities.
Foreign missionaries are required to have employment permits.
The law guides regulation of all broadcasting and states that, with regard to religious broadcasting, “licensees shall not broadcast any material which is indecent or obscene or offensive to public morals (including abusive or insulting language) or offensive to the religious convictions of any section of the population or likely to prejudice the safety of the Republic or public order and tranquility.”
Religious instruction is mandatory in public primary schools. It is available as an elective in public secondary schools. In some schools, the religious curriculum is a Christian-oriented “Bible Knowledge” course, while in others it is an interfaith “Moral and Religious Education” course drawing from the Christian, Islamic, Hindu, and Bahai faiths. Individual parent-teacher associations or school committees decide which religion courses to offer. Private Christian and Islamic schools offer religious instruction in their respective faiths.