-Rector of GIJ, Dr W.S. Dzisah has been asked to proceed on leave
-This is to enable investigations into allegations of infractions in procurement procedures
The Governing Council of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has ordered its Rector, Dr Wilberforce Dzisah to proceed on leave.
This follows petitions over alleged breaches in “procurement practices” which has led to the setting up of a four-member investigative committee.
Dr. Dzisah and some management members are also being investigated over “academic integrity and any other matters arising out of the investigation”.
“The Rector of the Institute is on leave to facilitate a smooth investigation,” a letter announcing the imposed leave stated.
According to the letter signed by the Council’s chairperson Professor Kwesi Ansu-Kyeremeh, the internal probe was instigated by:
“Matters arising out of, and as summarized in, petitions submitted to the Council Chairperson; complaints raised during meetings with the Executive Management Board, Senior members, Senior and Junior Staff and the SRC; as well as the Chairperson’s observations on prevailing decision making and implementation procedures".
“The Committee is also to come up with proposals to rectify any shortcomings that may be detected to enhance the Institute’s operations. Council seeks the cooperation of all within the GIJ community to ensure a successful investigation,” the letter dated December 20, 2017 added.
The investigative committee chaired by Dr. Margaret Amoakohene, has already begun its work.
In his absence, acting Vice-Rector Dr Ebo Afful, will be the administrative head of the school.
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