The Women’s Commission of the Student’s Representative Council (SRC) of the Ghana Institute of Journalism led by Ms Justina Odoi, presents Women’s Week celebration 2018.
This year’s women’s week started on the 23rd of April and will end on the 28th of April. This year’s celebration is themed “Building women of virtue for social good”
Just in case you happen to be on campus throughout the week, these are the line up of activities that will be taking place.
On Monday the 23rd, there was an official launch of the week celebration which was followed by a Girl Talk Seminar. The seminar was attended by prominent and virtuous women in the society like Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku and Stacy Amoateng. The Head of Phinas Pharma was there to speak on the use of contraceptives and sexually transmitted diseases.
On Tuesday the 24th there was a Health Screening, Skills Training and Sports for the ladies. All students on campus were screened and those that needed extra referrals and extra healthcare were attended to.
There is going to be a Cooking Competition on Wednesday the 25th themed “Pamper the Men“. Despite the program being for women, they have decided to set aside a day to pamper the men. This is to make the men feel part of their week. The cooking competition has both men and women taking part as contenders. There would free local drinks for everyone, Asana, Sobolo etc. Indomie is a sponsor for that day.
Thursday 26th is the Exhibition and Trade fair. This event would be held at the forecourt of the campus. The women’s commission is partnering with student entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services on this day. This is also to create exposure for these student entrepreneurs.
Friday 27th is going to be a big day!!!. Face of GIJ grand finale comes off at the La-Trade Fair Centre. Red-carpet starts at 6.00pm and the show at 7.00pm. Tickets go for a cool GH ¢30.00 for Gold and GH¢50 for Platinum. Artistes performing on the big night are Dopenation, Nanayaa and a big surprise act. You can’t miss this night.
Other artists performing are Titan, Mojae and all the other big names on campus. Last year the name of the pageantry was changed from Face of GIJ to Miss Communicator. But the name has been changed back to Face of GIJ. Reasons being that there was nothing GIJ in Miss communicator. This informed the decision to change the name back. This would give an identity to the winner when representing the school outside.
On Saturday 28th is the cooking competition for weekends students. Over the years, weekend students have been cut off from the celebration, but this year they are participating in it.