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General News of Friday, 2 February 2018

Source: 3 News

GIJ Rector, Registrar ‘forced' to proceed on leave; one other demoted

Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Dr Wilberforce Dzisah, who resumed work on Thursday from his annual leave, has been ordered to proceed on leave with immediate effect, can authoritatively report.

Acting Deputy Rector, Ebow Afful, has been directed to go back to the classroom to teach and resume his head of department role, while the Registrar of the Institute, Perry K.K OFosu has also been ordered to go on leave.

Head of Communication Department at the Institute, Dr. Modestus Fosu, has been directed to act in Dr. Dzisah’s stead, can confirm.

Though the two have outstanding leave days, sources say the recent decision directing the two management members to proceed on leave is part of a calculated attempt by the Governing Council of the Institute to oust them.

Highly placed sources say the decision was taken Thursday, February 1 at an emergency Council meeting in Accra.

On December 21, 2017, reports emerged Dr. Dzisah had been ordered to proceed on leave over alleged procurement infractions but the Institute later issued a statement to debunk the said reports.

It explained at the time that Rector was rather taking a part of his annual leave from Wednesday, 27th December, 2017 to Thursday, 1st February, 2018 to “to allow for a smooth investigation of some concerns raised including academic integrity and procurement practices”.

On resumption, however, Mr. Dzisah has been ordered, together with the Registrar, to go on leave by the Governing Council without being given a resumption date.

Their leave letters were served on them Friday morning, sources close to the Institute told 3News.

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