The Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has published on its website the first batch of successful undergraduate applicants who applied to for admission into the school for the 2020/2021 academic year.
The Institute requires successful applicants to confirm their acceptance of the admission offer by making payment of academic user fee of GHC 2,520.00 latest by Sunday, September 13, 2020.
According to the management, the fees may be adjusted by up to 10% subject to the approval of new Academic User fees by Parliament.
It explained the provisional GHC 2,520.00 stated in the admission letter to new entrants is a 5% increase from what 2019/2020 regular entrants were billed.
Georgeweb.org is yet to confirm if the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has plans to continue with its online learning programme in the 2020/2021 academic year.
However, what we know now is this year’s successful applicants have been informed that their “offer of admission is contingent upon your understanding and confirmation that you have the necessary computing and other requisite skills and also fully equipped to participate in online teaching and learning.”
“By accepting this offer, then, you are agreeing that you have the means (technology and skills) to access and utilise the institution’s Learning Management System and other online resources for participation and completion of your study programme,” the offer letter adds.
Meanwhile, the online portal for students registration will be opened from Monday, September 14 to Friday, October 16, 2020.
The management commenting on commencement of academic activities said it would at the appropriate time communicate such information to the university community.
The second batch of successful applicants will be announced after the conduct of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Exams (WASSCE) as some of the candidates partaking the examination applied to be admitted into the Institute.
First batch numbers
According to the Institute, 114 students have been offered admission for the school’s Journalism programme (Regular), and 65 students for its Regular Public Relations programme.
In addition, 162 students have been also offered for its Diploma programme and 7, for its Journalism Top-up programme.