The Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has made a u-turn on its decision for students to defer the ongoing acadamic year due to late late payment of school fees.
In a said release statement, the authories of the school have restrained its decision and urged students to register and write their end of semester exams instead of deferring their programmes.
” Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has magnanimously granted all students who failed to register for the first semester of the 2020/2021 Academic Year an opportunity to register and write their end of semester exams instead of deferring their programmes.”
The statement futher reads, Management took this decision today, thursday 25 March 2021, based on a petition received from student leaders yesterday and the engagement with the said students who rendered an unqualified apology on behalf of demonstrating students who had issued threats, untruths and insults against Management.
The school managements maintained its standards syaing, Management has at all times operated on humane and open-door policy by listening to students and granting many extensions. They therefore urged students saying, the managements are always commited to working with students to achieve academic excellence in a spirit of cooperation, dialogue and mutual respect. Students should therefore not hesitate to approach Management with their issues and desist from resorting to demonstrations as a first resort without first engaging with leadership and without provocation.
GIJ students denied access to meet management over “harsh directive”
The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) in a notice earlier this week ordered all students who paid their fees after the deadline for registration defer their programmes this academic year. Few hours after receiving the directive from management, affected students began issuing how difficult it was for them to even pay their fees even after the deadline. Most are agitated as to which deadline management is speaking of because the deadline for the payment of fees was changed twice during the period.
Giving specifications to the various changes on the deadlines, a concerned student asserted that, the first change was made on December 2020 to 8th January 2021 while the second was from 8th January to 25th February 2021 and this information was published on 5th February 2021.