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General News of Monday, 3 December 2018


GIJ resumes academic work today after temporal closure

Scores of students were barred from taking part in the ongoing end of semester exams yesterday play videoScores of students were barred from taking part in the ongoing end of semester exams yesterday

Management of Ghana Institute of Journalism in a statement copied to Ghanaweb has announced to the general public that, it has resumed academic work today December 3, 2018, following disturbances from undergraduate students.

GIJ was shut down temporarily after students demonstrated over a policy demanding full payment of school fees and a ‘complicated’ online registration before they will be given access to examination halls.

In a statement signed by the Head of Public affairs Nana Akua Agyemang-Badu, only students who have registered and paid their fees are entitled to take part in exams.

The institution also plans to allow students who exceeded the deadline for fee payment and registration, (November 1st) and have been unable to register online, partake in writing the papers.

“Students who have paid their fees and registered are eligible to take part in exams. These include students who faced challenges with registration online and were assisted by the Academic Affairs Department to register. However, Management is still eager to consider any students who paid the required fees by the November 21st deadline and have been unable to register online for any reason.

Like in most universities, students are required to pay fees and register at the beginning of the semester to be able to participate in lectures and examinations. This academic year, Management offered students the opportunity to settle their fees by extending the period several times: from the end of September to October, and finally to November 21, 2018”. The statement read

Read the full statement below