The management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has warned that indecent dressing on the part of its students will not be countenanced.
The matriculation oath was administered to the 1,270 students who have been admitted to pursue diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
They are made up of 500 diploma, 462 degree and 208 postgraduate students.
Dr Dzisah observed that the biggest challenge the institute had grappled with over the years was limited space for academic activities and added that management was putting measures in place to scale that challenge.
He announced that the management had set a two-year target to start and complete work on a 2,000-capacity hostel to accommodate students, reiterating that efforts were being made to complete the new site for the school at Dzorwulu.
Some of the students taking their matriculation oath
The rector said being the leading specialised communications university in the country, the GIJ was committed to producing high quality human resource for the media and other industries, for which reason prospective students were taken through a rigorous selection process before admission.
He asked the fresh students to be mindful of their academic work, even as they got involved in other social activities.
“While we encourage social life, we must be mindful of its excesses to the detriment of our academic pursuit. Your primary goal is to achieve excellence by graduating with flying colours. Therefore, in the midst of your social, religious and other engagements, you must be able to have the right balance to achieve academic excellence,” he stressed.
Some of the fresh students could not hide their joy as they took pictures and congratulated one another shortly after the ceremony.