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‘Fail more than two courses and you’ll be repeated’ – GIJ Mgt. issues new directive

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Effective this semester, continuing students at the Ghana Institute of Journalism who fail more than two courses would have to repeat the level.

Students at the Institute are now required to pass all courses offered for that level before progressing


This new policy is one of the recommendations proffered by the Committee on Retake to the Academic Board of the school that has been adopted.

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The policy binds a student repeating to attend lectures for all courses concerned at that level, complete assignments and take part in mid/end-of-semester examinations to be able to redeem himself or herself before proceeding to the next level.


However, continuing students who fail up to two (2) courses over the academic year shall retake the examination in only the referred course(s) and sit for the exams when it is next available.

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Nevertheless, students shall have the opportunity to retake a course two (2) times beyond which they shall be withdrawn from the Institute.

This scheme comes along with other newly approved directives on the school’s exams policy, in respect of Progression for Freshmen, withdrawal, retake, and progression for continuing students.


A memorandum released and disseminated from the office of the school’s Registrar highlights the details of the new Examination Policy, approved as an Addendum of the Student handbook.

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