Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has backtracked on its earlier directive to have students defer their programme for late payment of fees.
Authorities of the school have 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 programs.
”Management took this decision today, Thursday, 25th 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” a statement from the Institute read.
The earlier directive from Management received a backlash from students with them describing it as insensitive, especially, after they had to come to terms with about 5% increase in academic fees amidst the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, students of the Institute staged a demonstration at the school’s premises to protest the directive.
The Management in a media release stated that it had listened to the concerns raised by students and had granted a “general amnesty to all students to complete their registration”
It noted that the opportunity to register shall expire in five (5) working days from today, March 25, 2021, to Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Meanwhile, first-semester examination initially scheduled to begin on Monday March 29, 2021 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Story by: Daniel Sackitey │ universnewsroom.com