Students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) are up in arms against management of the school’s decision to conduct End of Semester Examinations electronically amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The students are protesting against the online examination for countless reasons including financial and psychological instability resulting from the pandemic.
Management of the Institute, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, issued a communique containing the revised academic calendar of the school for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year which indicated that online exams will be held for the students.
The communique which also provided modalities for how the exams will be conducted stipulated that it has been scheduled to commence from Monday, May 25, 2020, to Sunday, June 12, 2020.
According to the school authorities, the decision was taken by the Academic Board “in response to government’s directive to all universities as part of emergency response to the precarious situation by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on academic work at the Institute.”
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