Comprehensive Narration Of GIJ Graduation Wahala By An Eyewitness

Ghana Institute of Journalism

The Ghana Institute Of Journalism on Thursday, April 21, 2022, organized the 15th congregation, for its graduating students.

The graduands protested the institution’s management for the poor planning of the ceremony when the rain forced them to vacate the durbar.

The fresh students who were also coming for lectures got disappointed when the security ordered them to stay outside without any prior notice to that.

A student who witnessed the whole incident narrated this to The1957News.

“Before leaving home the weather was cloudy. So when I got to Campus, I realized that some of the students were standing outside, that was the freshers, the level hundred and diploma one students, I asked and they said they weren’t allowed entry.

“And we were asked to stand outside by the security. He said we can’t enter. it is only the graduates and their families that are allowed entry.

“Even with that. some of the graduands had friends with cameras but the security said if the camera is not approved or authorized they can not send it inside. So it’s either they leave the camera outside and enter, or they don’t enter at all.

“That brought some kind of confusion about it. So one of the graduands had to come out there and then I ask the security, why they were doing that? What if his family came for the program and had a camera. They wouldn’t allow it in? And he replied, yes, they wouldn’t allow it.

“So people had to give their cameras to the security before they could be allowed to enter.

“We were still standing outside. Then there was some kind of commotion because some level 100 students were supposed to submit their assignments, it even got to a point they had to sneak in.

“Then it started raining, at that moment we all had to rush But they were still withholding us and didn’t allow us to enter.

“I can say we stood there for almost an hour. Then, it started raining then. So when it started raining there was distortion everywhere, everyone was moving up and down, looking for shelter because the program was supposed to be held outside.

“Everyone was running inside the auditorium the place became very crowded from the 335 building to the main entrance of the school.

“Then finally we were allowed to enter, but when we were going, the place was so crowded that you had to push yourself to find a way before you can go inside. The whole thing was something else.

“I saw the police around trying to put the place in order. So I went inside and I saw, the Rector speaking and the award-giving, as well as the other ceremonies, following.”

The eyewitness narrated.

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