The Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has instructed students embarking on internship in various media houses and institutions to bring the programme to a closure by the end of the month.
As part of school's efforts to equip students with practical skills in the Communications sector, the management offered a compulsory internship programme for students of Level 300 and Diploma 1.
These are communication students reading either Journalism or Public Relations and were expected to embark on a three-month internship programme from June to August but have been rescinded due to the revision of the 2018/2019 academic year calendar.
In a letter signed by the Internship Coordinator, Shaibu Yussif and copied to gijonlinenews.com, it stated that school is expected earlier than scheduled.
Read full statement below::
RECALL OF STUDENTS ON INTERNSHIP
The Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism has instructed me to inform you that the calendar for the next academic year has been revised.
As a result, school resumes on 13th August, 2018, earlier than anticipated.
In view of the latest development, students on internship are expected to end the programme by 31st July, 2018, contrary to the period stated in the internship letter submitted to your organisation.
On behalf of Management and students of the Institute, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the support your organisation has offered our student(s).
It is our wish that this mutual cooperation between our school and your organisation will continue to exist for years.
Any inconvenience that this development might have caused is deeply regretted.
(Lecturer, Coordinator for Internship)
Source: Evans Danso/Level 300JN