Angry students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) are planning to storm the campus of the school Wednesday, 24 March 2021 to protest a management directive that all those who paid their fees after the given deadline defer their courses.
The management of the journalism school made the announcement on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 via a notice.
“Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, at its meeting held on Monday, March 22, 2021, decided that students who paid their fees after the registration deadline should defer their programme,” the notice said.
The school’s end-of-semester exam starts from Monday, 29 March to 19 April 2021.
The directive has, thus, angered the affected students, who, together with their colleagues, have decided, in solidarity, to march to the school’s premises to picket.
Last year, an association of students calling itself the Concerned Tertiary Students of GIJ (CTSG) called on the management of the school to rescind its decision to increase fees for the 2020/2021 academic year.
The students argued that despite the fact that they did not complete the previous academic year due to the abrupt shutdown of schools as part of the government’s measures to control the spread of COVID-19, they did not get a refund. Rather, they had been slapped with a 5% fee increment.