If nothing changes in the coming days, Masters students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) would be expected to sit for an exam they say is preceded by a lot of issues that could jeopardise their performance.
This is going to be their final end of semester exam as they draw the curtains on the two-semester taught programme.
A petition signed by 51 students from the Masters in Development Communication weekend class outlined a plethora of issues the students want to see addressed before they can take the exam.
The students are asking for a two-week extension of the start date of the exam to allow the administration to respond to the various queries made by students ahead of the exam.
The petition, which has been addressed to GIJ’s Academic Board and Management was “necessitated as a result of numerous unsuccessful attempts by students to get a satisfactory response from the management of the graduate school addressing challenging issues both considerately and adequately,” the petition copied to Kuulpeeps.com said.
The petition has outlined 6 main issues which include; unresolved issues regarding payment of school fees, non-acceptance of penalties on school fees, inconclusive List of Students Allowed to write Examinations, pending challenges with first semester results, concern over inadequate preparations to cater for Ivan Heathcote Fumador, Covid-19 concerns, and unfinished lectures.
Ivan Heathcote Fumador is a differently-abled member of the class who has a challenge with his sight. Though the other students concede that this has been communicated to the school’s authority, they are concerned that he has not “been offered a clear solution to help him write the exam like all other students in the class.”
The students have asked the school’s authorities to respond to their petition by Wednesday, September 15.
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