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GIMPA students threaten demo over inability to register for exams

General News of Sunday, 9 December 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

Gimpa BuildingGhana Institute of Management and Public Administration

Some students of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), are threatening to demonstrate against management of the school should they fail to re-open registration to make them eligible to undertake their examinations.

The school is set to start its end of year examination on Monday 10th December 2018, but it appears some students failed to register after the registration was extended several times.

The President of the Students’ Representative Council of the school, Joseph Osei Mensah, says he is not in support of the demonstration as they did their best to assist the students.

According to him, the students failed to pay their fees to register before the extended deadline for registration.

“There is agitation building up on campus due to registration issues. On Monday we start the examination and per the academic board decision, if you fail to meet the deadline, you cannot be part of the examination. There was a deadline for students to meet and as SRC, we mitigated and we got an extension for students to do the registration. There was also a subsequent extension. After that deadline some students continued to pay their fees in anticipation of another deadline but management says they want to instill some sanity and for that reason, they will not open the online system,” he explained.

Joseph Osei Mensah however said the SRC will continue to engage authorities of the school for a possible 24-hour opportunity window for affected students to register and be able to participate in the upcoming exams.

“As much as we sympathize with the students, I am not in support of the demonstration. At this point, what we can only do is to call on the authorities in charge to at least give some allowance, maybe 24 hours, open the site for the students to register, but the demonstration will not come from the SRC,” he said.

A similar challenge arose last week at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) where some students were prevented from taking their end of semester exams because they were unable to register before the deadline.

The development resulted in a peaceful protest that saw management give the affected students a new opportunity to register.

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