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GIJ Rector scraps examination resit for students; Says it will make students Lazy

Written by  Nov 05, 2018
The Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo has scrapped off resit examinations for students at the communication school. The Rector at students durbar organised on Friday November 3, 2018 stated that, ‘’…in my experience, no where in the world do we run a semester system and then have resist of examination as well. It is an encouragement for people to mess up…it baffles me that anybody would go and write any exam in the hope they’II go and repeat that exam; it is not a good idea.’’ He further explained that the provision of room for the writing of resist examination gives room for students to be lazy during examination, thereby causing them to fail. According to him, the move is aimed at encouraging students to work hard and pass their end of semester exams. He rather encouraged students to learn and pass their exams at the first attempt. “…aim to get it out of the way once and for all and that’s it. So management has decided that after this year, we would not have resit examinations again,’’ he said. Per the new directive, any student who fails in a course would have to wait till the next academic year when that course is being offered before he/she can write the exams.
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