GIJ Students given 3 days ultimatum to pay outstanding arrears after demo


Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), after meeting with leadership of the student body today [Monday] December 3, 2018 have arrived at a number of resolutions following a demonstration staged in protest over decision by the school to prevent some students from writing their end of semester exams over unpaid fees and registration.

 

After an hour of a crunch meeting, management has decided to open the online registration platform again for students to pay the required amount and to enable them to register.

 

This window is for a period of three days with effect from Monday 3rd December 2018 to midnight Wednesday 5th December 2018.

 

 

Students who missed the opportunity to register because they failed to meet the fee requirements will only be allowed to write the exams if they pay the required amount and have duly registered within the rescheduled deadline of Wednesday December 5th, 2018, a statement issued by the SRC said.

 

Aside that, students who are on GETFund scholarship and other institutional scholarships that pay directly to the institute will be allowed to register and write the remaining examinations after they produce an official letter from GETFund and the institutions concerned accordingly.

 

Meanwhile, the papers that were scheduled on Sunday, December 2, 2018, for the undergraduate students will now be written on Sunday, December 16, 2018 and that of the graduate students on Sunday, December 23, 2018, the statement issued and signed after the meeting said.

 

General Secretary of the SRC, Naa Adoley Moffat who the statement said ‘’students should take note that those who fail to pay the required percentage of fees cannot register, and as such will not be recognized as students of the Institute.”

 

‘’New students were and are required to pay 80% of the fees in the first semester and the remainder in the second semester whilst all continuing students were and are required to pay a minimum of 60% in the first semester and the remainder in the second semester.’’

 

She said: ‘’The graduate students were and are required to pay a minimum of 70% in the first semester and the remainder in the second semester. It must be emphasized that the retake policy that Management is introducing is to take effect from next academic year i.e. 2019/2020 and not this semester as is being portrayed. Students are hereby encouraged to take advantage of this intervention and duly register for their examinations, which continues as scheduled by the timetable.

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