Some students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) are soliciting for funds to help pay their “needy colleagues”, fees.
This move by the students comes as a result of demonstration embarked on against management on Sunday, December, 2, 2018. Some Students of Ghana Institute of Journalism demonstrated against their management for refusing to let them write their end of Semester exams.
The demonstration started when management stopped some students from writing their exams.
According to the school authorities, the affected students did not pay the required fees due for registration. The required payment for level 300 students is 60% thus GHc 1440 out of GHc 2400 as school fees. 60% thus GHc 2400 out of 2200 for level 200 for Diploma and degree students. 80% out of GHc 2400 for Level 100 Degree and 80% out of GHc220 for Diploma students.
Others too were also refused due to late Registration.
The affected students were mainly continuing students. This called for necessary emergency meeting between management and Student Representatives Council (SRC).
After the meeting, a grace period was given to affected students to make payment and register within three days. The Grace period of three days triggered some students to volunteer by contributing to help those affected students.
They employed the mobile money system to solicit for the funds.
On the final day of the grace period the SRC again stepped in to pay fees for a number of students (Amount paid and number of student withheld) while successfully pleaded with the Bank to extend working hours. The SRC intervened for extension of time for closure of banks. A substantial number of students took advantage of the extension to get their payment through. They all left the Bank exactly 19:00GMT.
Due to the Mobile money contributions, some students succeeded in getting the required amount to pay their fees. However, some affected students await further contributions.
See screenshots below of some kind students spearheading the move..
Reporter: Annabella Ohene Djan.