Students of Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) have protested a directive from management of the School asking those who paid their fees late to defer course for the year. Clad in red and black, the students besieged the premises of the school chanting war songs to drum home their displeasure. The students in an interview accused the management of the school as being unfair, and are asking the directive to be revoked. For the agitated students, management should have given them a fore notice to the consequences of late payment of fees.
They also accused the management of being insensitive considering the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on people’s source of income. “Students were unaware of the consequences of late payment of fees, so we went about our duties, doing our assignments, online tests and all that, only for management to come out and tell us that affected students should defer their course. They must change this decision, that’s what we’re saying,” one student said.
Speaking to Joy News, Buisila South MP, Dr Clements Apaak condemn the decision describing it as unfair. In his view, an appropriate alternative that will solve the issue amicably, must be considered to enable students to sit for their exams.