The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) is set to reopen today (Monday) following a standoff between students and the university’s management.
“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,” a statement from the University said.
The University was shut down temporarily on Sunday after students protested over a policy demanding full payment of school fees and online registration before they will be given access to examination halls.
Tension has been mounting on the school’s campus since some students were prevented from writing the end of semester exams over their failure to pay their fees un full.
On Saturday, some weekend students were also denied access to examination halls over their failure to complete the online registration despite paying 80% of their fees.
This led to a protest by students on Sunday, with some calling for the Rector of the school to be removed.
Also, two exams papers which were supposed to be written on Sunday were subsequently cancelled.
However, the University has announced that examinations will continue today (Monday) with all registered students eligible to partake.
“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,” sections of the statements reads.
“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,” it added.