GIJ to offer scholarships to needy but brilliant students from next academic year-Rector
Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo has announced the decision by the governing council of the school to start awarding scholarships to needy but brilliant students from the next academic year.
Addressing the 13th Congregation of the school at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra on Saturday, July 27, 2019, the rector said the school is setting up a fund from next academic year to support brilliant but needy students who are not able to graduate due to financial challenges.
The rector said: “I would like to take this opportunity to announce a management initiative the GIJ council has just recently approved and that initiative is the GIJ Fund Scholarship. This scholarship is meant to help cover the tuition fees of brilliant undergraduate students who are facing a demonstrable financial challenge and I am happy to announce that our intention is to start this in the forthcoming academic year.”
Prof. Kwansah-Aidoo added that given plans by the government to merge the institute with the National Film and Television Institute and the Institute of Languages to form the University of Media Arts and Communications, the school would introduce new courses including investigative journalism.
“Our ambition is to radically expand our programme offerings across our faculties and departments and work is seriously ongoing to get this done and to get the needed accreditation for us to start in the 2020/2021/academic year. We are working to introduce a programme in investigative journalism which we plan to run soliciting funds from philanthropic organizations, and our vision also is to make this programme accessible to all across the African continent.”
The rector also indicated that the school is steadily preparing to move to its new site.
A total of 1, 290 students graduated this year with 821-degree students and 469 diploma students.