RE: DISREGARD FOR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AT GIJ

The attention of the Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism has been drawn to the above
publication captured on page 9 of the Wednesday 13th January, 2021 edition of the Republic Press
Newspaper.
Contrary to the paper’s report that authorities of the school are not doing much to ensure adherence
to the COVID-19 protocols, the reality tells a different story.
It is necessary for the general public to note that the following measures have been put in place by the
Institute to check the spread of COVID-19:

  1. All first year undergraduate students attend lectures from the Dzorwulu Campus of the
    Institute. This means that the Ringway Campus at Osu will experience a considerable decrease
    in student numbers as only continuing students will use facilities there for the 2020/2021
    academic year.
  2. Veronica buckets, soap and hand sanitizers have been placed at vantage points for usage by
    students, staff and visitors.
  3. Security staff of the Institute are allocated at the entrances of both the Ringway and Dzorwulu
    campuses to check temperatures of all persons entering our campuses.
  4. The Institute operates a strict NO MASK NO ENTRY regime at both campuses.
  5. A hybrid learning system which employs the face-to-face as well as online learning modules
    are currently in use to enhance physical distancing.
  6. Large classes have been divided into smaller groups to allow for physical distancing.
  7. Both campuses of the Institute were fumigated on 6th January 2021 in fulfilment of government
    directive.
    Management wishes to assure the general public that the strict enforcement of the above protocols as
    well as an enhanced hygiene regime activated at both campuses of the Institute will ensure a safe
    2020/2021 academic year for students, staff and the general public.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT
13TH JANUARY, 2021.