Friday, 07 May

GIJ locks up Ringway Campus ahead of #OccupyGIJ protests

Ringway campus of GIJ entrance

The gates of the Ringway Campus of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) have been locked up ahead of an intended #OccupyGIJ demonstration by students to air their grievances with regard to a directive from the school.

“Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, at its meeting held on Monday, March 22, 2021, decided that students who paid their fees after the registration deadline should defer their programme,” a notice issued by the school on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 said.

The directive angered the affected students, who, together with their colleagues, decided, in solidarity, to march to the school’s premises to picket.

However, the security personnel locked up the gates to the campus on the orders of the management of the school to deny any student entry.

The school’s end-of-semester exam starts from Monday, 29 March to 19 April 2021.