Some 300 graduating students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism are embittered over the absence of their names in the 2018 graduating list despite fulfilling the necessary requirements to be awarded their respective academic qualification.
Scores of students who throng to the school yesterday Wednesday to have the anomalies rectified before Friday’s congregation were however disappointed after the school’s management refused to properly address the students on the issue.
According to some of the affected students, management of the school could have avoided the problem had adequate preparations been made ahead of this year’s congregation.
“I am not owing the school. I have paid my fees and even got an upper class but they are refusing to let me graduate because they said my name is not part of the list and they have to rectify that on Monday but the graduation is on Friday which means that I’m not supposed to graduate.” one graduand said.
If they are not ready for the graduation they should just tell us, they are rushing this thing too much. Over 300 students can’t find their names on the list and those who have their names on the list too have been allocated wrong classes. How can a second class upper student be given a third class when the GPA is saying something else?” another graduating student said.
Speaking to the General Secretary of the Students’ Representative Council of School, Jessica Naa Adoley Mofatt, she said the school authorities has assured the frustrated students that more names will be added to the list before the day of graduation.
“For those who lodged their complains yesterday, their problems are in the process of being rectified and they [management] will bring out a second list so we are waiting till then” she said
Following this unfortunate turn of events ahead of GIJ’s 12th congregation, rumours has it that the school’s management is considering a rescheduling of the congregation to address the anomalies.
The Ghana Institute of Journalism is scheduled to have its 12th Congregation tomorrow Friday August 3 at its new site in Dzorwulu with over four hundred students expected to bow out officially from the nation’s premier communication school.
Further more, a visit to the site ahead of tomorrow’s event reveal that a vast land has been leveled for the occasion.