FOLLOWING concerns by management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) about an increase in indecent dressing among students, the Rector of the Institute, Dr Wilberforce Dzisah, has warned students to desist from wearing ‘miniskirts and shorts’ to lectures.
He noted that clothes, which expose the vital parts of their body, shall no longer be entertained, and that management will apply sanctions with regards to any violations of the new directive by any student.
DrDzisah, who gave the caution at the schools matriculation of fresh students for the 2016/2017 academic year, said the caution was to both fresh students as well as continuing ones.
Explaining the rationale for the new directive, DrDzisah said the primary aim of the students was to study and successfully complete their prescribed academic programmes and that such provocative clothing had the tendency to sway them off their focus.
“Life at the university can be intellectually and socially engaging and exciting. However, one can easily lose focus and strain into fruitless and unproductive ventures.
“Your primary aim here is to strive to successfully complete your prescribed academic programme,” he explained.
For the 2016/2017 academic year, the school offered admission to a total number of 1,170 students for the diploma, degree and postgraduate levels.
More than 5,000 applications were received for various programmes. However, DrDzisah said a rigorous selection process was put in place to prune the number down to the desirable admission vacancies.
He went on, “Besides, the ultimate objective of the institute is to turn out graduates who will not only be on top of their area of expertise but also exhibit that rare quality of knowledge and skills in the ever-demanding and competitive job market”.
He advised the fresh students to be disciplined and worthy ambassadors of the institute and also strive to live in accordance with the rules and regulations of GIJ.
By John Elliot HAGAN, Accra
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