Accra, Dec. 03, GNA - The Ghana Institute of
Journalism (GIJ) has assured its students and the public that it remains open
and it will continue its end-of-semester examinations as scheduled, from
Monday, December 3.
It, therefore, cautioned students eligible to write the examination not to absent themselves; otherwise they would have themselves to blame.
They are those who had paid their fees and registered, including students who faced challenges with registration online and were assisted by the Academic Affairs Department to register.
A statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of the GIJ, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, on Monday, stated: "Management, however, is still eager to consider any student who paid the required fees by the November 21st deadline and have been unable to register online for any reason."
It said on Sunday, December 2, student protests and a tense atmosphere on campus led the Management to call in the Police to maintain law and order, and the examinations scheduled for Sunday were suspended.
"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," it explained.
This academic year, Management offered students the opportunity to settle their fees by extending the period several times: from end of September, to October, and finally to November 21, 2018 ".
The statement also said for the proper planning of university operations and administration, the registration could not be extended beyond November 21st.
"It has been the practice of GIJ — and still is — that first year students are required to pay a minimum of 80% of their fees in the first semester by a due date, while continuing students pay 60% of their fees. The remaining fees are paid in the second semester”.
It emphasised that the remaining examinations would be conducted as planned, in line with the time table.