GIJ could not admit more students due to limited infrastructure

By
Samira Larbie/Portia Addo, GNA

Accra, Sept.29, GNA –
The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has turned down about 1,040 applicants
for the 2018/2019 academic year due to limited infrastructure and resources.

Professor Kwamena
Kwansah-Aidoo, the Rector of the Institute, who made this known, said some of
the 1,040 applicants were equally qualified but for the lack of space had to
turn down their applications.  

Prof Kwansah-Aidoo
said this on Friday at the 18th Matriculation ceremony of GIJ to officially
admit 2,103 fresh students into its Master’s Degree and Diploma programmes.

He said to solve the
challenge the Institute was working towards relocating the bulk of its
operations to the new site at North Dzorwulu in Accra to increase the intake of
students.

The Rector noted that
plans were also underway to invest in new facilities and technologies to expand
the Institute’s capacity and enhance the quality of academic experience for
their growing student population.  

In all 3,143
applications were received out of which 1,835 are undergraduates and 268 are
post graduate students including foreign nationals.

Professor
Kwansah-Aidoo said to propel the vision of the Institute, the authorities
adhered strictly to the qualification requirements during the admission
process, saying: “I can attest that all of you matriculants have met the
stringent requirements”.

He entreated the
students to study diligently, be prepared to undertake all tasks and be
encouraged to overcome the hurdles that might come their way throughout their
study at the Institute.

The Rector advised the
students to remain focused and stick to their objectives for enrolling in their
respective programmes to be able to complete successfully.

He said the Institute
was committed to ensuring that they became fully baked graduates, armed with
useful communication skills and capabilities to effectively participate in
their fields of endeavour.

Mrs Patience Sowah,
the Registrar of GIJ, led the students to take the Matriculation Oath.

GNA

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