Some students at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), today (Sunday), held a demonstration in protest against the decision by the school to prevent them from writing their end of semester exams over unpaid fees.

The affected students wearing red t-shirts and red bands matched on campus chanting war songs and broke into the Students Representative Council Office in search of the President who they accused of failing to address their concerns.

The police has currently arrived at the scene after they received a distress call from authorities of the school.

The affected students were prevented from writing their exams due to late registration and failure to pay their school fees in full on Saturday.

Students offering degree courses as well as those offering their masters program were affected.

Per the student’s handbook, all admitted students are required to register during the official registration period at the beginning of each semester.

According to the school, students who fail to register within the stipulated period are fined and also, students who fail to register during the registration period may forfeit his/her right to register for the semester or the entire academic year.

On fees, ”students who fail to pay the appropriate fees at the beginning of each semester or whose accounts are in arrears and unpaid at the beginning of a semester shall not, normally, be allowed to register and attend lectures and shall not be assessed for any of the Institute’s examinations. The affected student shall have his/her name expunged from the records on eligibility grounds,’’ the handbook of the school has stated on page 16.

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