A group calling itself The Concerned Tertiary Students of GIJ (CTSG) is calling for an immediate redress in the 2020/2021 academic fee increment from management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism and all educational stakeholders.
This call was necessitated after students of the institute were slapped with a 5% fee increment for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Though no official communication has been received from management, students have been given a deadline of October 9, 2020 to make payment of the new fees.
In light of this, the CTSG has stated “that since there has not been any official notice from the parliament of Ghana substantiating fee increment, it is enough to say that the fee increment is illegal, a subtle form of exploitation”.
In a press statement issued by member of the group, it called on management of GIJ and the ministry of education to review the fee increment.
“The concerned Tertiary Students of GIJ hereby calls on the management of the institute to rescind their decision on the increment of the fees for the 2020/2021 academic year, officially inform students of the nature and structure of the coming semester, and extend the deadline for the decreased fees”.
“We equally call on the Government of Ghana and the Ministry of education to listen to the plea of tertiary students and respond affirmatively to the fee decrement call from tertiary students”.
The group further threatened another form of redress if the issue is not addressed within 14 days.
“With intense pressure from
administrative heads,students are
poised and ready to, by any means
necessary, seek redress and thus issue
an ultimatum of fourteen days after
which we will result in using other mechanisms to seek justicedue to the
increasing number of student agitations”.
Story: Adjei Boakye
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