A good number of the Freshmen of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, still remain unable to secure Accommodation despite resumption being less than a week away. It would worthy to note that the initial activation for accommodation request for the Freshmen was done on the 24th of April, 2016. However, the accommodation especially for female freshers was allegedly said to have been deactivated less than 48 hours after, with the accommodation request access for the male students lasting a few days more.
Again, the University announced the reactivation of the portal for the Freshmen to secure Accommodation on the 20th of May, 2016 giving most the young abecedarians some hope. However, claims have risen that the said activation barely lasted for more than fifteen (15) minutes as majority of these students remained Unable to secure bedspaces after the said activation and there are also some other claims that the portal was only activated for some departments.
It should also be recalled that the Division of Students Affair had earlier made a release indicating that there were about 9,500 bedspaces for 7,500 freshers and perhaps more finalists (ignoring other classes of students entitled to accommodation). This is perhaps why the freshers are experiencing these serious problems. We hope the University Management through the Division of Students Affairs is able to manage the situation soon enough as a high number of these Freshmen remain without accommodation as their Resumption fast approaches.