Contrary to claims that the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) was temporarily shutdown due to a demonstration staged by students on Sunday, management of the school has said the school is opened and exams will continue as scheduled.

Some students on Sunday December 2, 2018, staged a demonstration after they  were prevented from writing their end of semester  exams due to late registration and failure to pay their school fees in full.

The unrest led to the cancellation of the exams scheduled for the day.

But a statement issued by the school and signed by the Head of Public Relations, Nana Akua AgyemangBadu assured students the school is opened and the exams will continue as scheduled.

Read the full statement below:

32 Gamel Abdul Nasser Road, Osu, P.O. Box GP 667, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233-30-222-8336 Email: Website:
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Sunday, December 2, 2018
GIJ Is Open and Proceeds with Exams
The Ghana Institute of Journalism wishes to assure all our students and the general public that GIJ is open and will continue its end-of-semester examinations as scheduled from Monday, December 3.
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 end of September, to October, and finally to November 21, 2018.

For proper planning of university operations and administration, registration cannot 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.

On Sunday, December 2, the student protests and tense atmosphere on campus led Management to call in the police to maintain law and order, and the examinations scheduled for Sunday were suspended.

However, from Monday, December 3, the remaining examinations will come on as planned.

Therefore, students who have paid their fees and are duly registered are required to take their examinations as scheduled on the Examination Timetable.

Any registered student who is eligible to write the examinations but fails to present him or herself for the examinations does so at his or her own risk.
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Nana Akua Agyemang-Badu
Head, Public Affairs Office
030-222-8336 or 026 950-1772

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