By Emmanuel Dominic
The special release by the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) on accommodation for students on Christmas eve addressed a sets of issues, which featured -:
* Students vacating the hostel
* SIWES Students seeking Accommodation, and finally the brainbuster,
* Stalites not being able to ballot for hostels from the next session.
According to the release, the Division gave students till 31st of December 2019 to vacate the hostel, with their belongings, as the loss of any property won't be accounted for by the DSA or School management.
The school recognized the need for students on SIWES, Teaching Practice and college of health sciences students who have legitimate academic/clinical reasons to stay behind. These set of students were instructed to go through their Head of Department or Deans for possible consideration.
The last part and perhaps most interesting part of the release was that there shall be no bed space for stallites on campus henceforth, according to the release,
"All stalites should note that there is no space for them on campus hence, there is no balloting of such for accommodation, for the coming session (2019/2020), as only freshers will be given consideration."
This would be the first time in recent years that this trend would be observed as both freshers and finalists used to be considered for the spaces in times past. Already reactions have begun to trail this release. While some believe it might be linked to the rumored reinstatement of the Students' Union, some others believe that the management might reconsider this stance later on.
However, things seem on hold for now as most activities are now on hold till after the yuletide.