3rd December,2018, Muniratu Adams Zanzeh of Magykradioonline.com
Students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism after going on a demonstration yesterday will continue today prior to the fact that examination is on going today.
This demonstration started on the GIJ campus after some students were locked out and refused the chance to write their end of semester examinations for non-payment of fees.
After speaking to Humu Kalthium a final year student of the Ghana Institute Of Journalism, she stated that unlike before where students were asked to pay 60 percent or 80 percent of fees before registering their course at the beginning of a semester, the new rector had changed that policy to 100 percent of fees which to her seemed unfair since all fingers are not the same.
She also stated another policy which prevented the students from writing resits but rather, registering for those resit courses the next year unlike before where students are allowed to resit a paper the following semester.
These polices, prompted the students to go on a demonstration because they believed they were unjustifiable and unfair.
Executives of the National Union of Ghana Students, NUGS therefore visited the Ghana Institute of Journalism in solidarity with the students who were affected and to understand the issues that led to the cancellation of their papar.
The union, which is pleased with fighting for a common goal applauded the SRC for such a bold step on what they believe to be unjustified action from the authorities.
The union therefore wish to assure students of GIJ and the SRC that they stand with them and are ready to give all necessary support and will find amicable solutions by engaging with stakeholders for the students to be able to write their exams.