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General News of Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Source: Nambe Patrick

Management must not take us for granted - GIJ SRC

The Students' Representative Council at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in a communiqué issued on Tuesday, 13th February 2018, has posited its gross disapproval on a new directive from the School's Management to close all Lecture Halls after each class, despite the latter's decision to protect electronic gadgets mounted in the various halls.

They believe this move instituted by Management weakens their power as the voice of the major stakeholders as far as the Ghana Institute of Journalism is concerned since they were not in anyway consulted with the implementation of this directive.

Signed and released by the General Secretary of the Students' Representative Council, Nathaniel Alpha, the communiqué also stressed on the growing discomfort likely to hit students in the coming days due to the limited space on Campus.

"We are of the view that such a decision would greatly inconvenient students and hamper learning and group studies on campus.".

Meanwhile, the S.R.C. has assured students of its commitment to 'fight' for them until this worrying situation is resolved.

"As an S.R.C., we would employ all the necessary measures to ensure that this new directive is not implemented. Students should remain calm as we speak to management on this matter."

Students have also been advised to desist from the incessant touching of projectors, sockets, sound systems and other gadgets available in the Lecture Halls.

"?In the interim, we entreat all students should refrain from touching the projectors, the sockets in front of the classes and sound systems as they are now being regulated or operated by the security.?"

Below is the communiqué issued by the GIJ-SRC;

SRC WILL NEVER ACCEPT NEW DIRECTIVES FROM MANAGEMENT TO LOCK ALL LECTURE HALLS AFTER EVERY LECTURE

The SRC has strong reservations about the decision of Management to lock lecture halls after lectures as we have not been consulted before this measure.

That in itself undermines the powers of the SRC as the voice of the major stakeholders as far as GIJ is concerned and we will not tolerate that.

Management must not take us for granted.

We are of the view that such a decision would greatly inconvenient students and hamper learning and group studies on campus.

Information available to the SRC indicates that the decision to lock the lecture halls after lectures is based on the need to protect the new projectors, microphones and speakers in all the lecture halls.

In as much as the practice of locking lecture halls exist in other schools, the case of GIJ is different in the sense that the school as it stands now has no student lounge and the school's library is not spacious enough to accommodate students during leisure hours and that GIJ is non-residential.

As an SRC ,we would employ all the necessary measures to ensure that this new directive is not implemented.

Students should remain calm as we speak to management on this matter.

In the interim, we entreat all students should refrain from touching the projectors, the sockets in front of the classes and sound systems as they are now being regulated or operated by the security.

Students must also refrain from littering lecture halls too.



Signed

Nathaniel Alpha

GIJ SRC General Secretary



Sanctioned By:

Martin Thompson Ntem

GIJ SRC President

Reports emerged from Campus [yesterday] Monday, 12th February indicating a new directive from the School's Management to close all Lecture Halls after class.

This development, apparently worrying to students, have called on Management to rescind their early decision as soon as possible.