Saturday, 28 December 2019

OAU Students React To New Accommodation Policy

As a result of the special release by the Division of Students Affairs of Obafemi Awolowo University, several reactions have begun to circulate within the student's community of the institution. 

The notice emphasized that stallites will be denied accommodation on campus for this coming session 2019/2020 by not being legible for bedspace balloting which is against the habitual tradition of this great institution. 

The students, most of whom are away from the university campus for the festivities of the season, mostly complained about the new development.

Some students were of the notion that the decision taken by the DSA was harsh and would have negative effects on the academic, health or security of students.

"First, the landlords and agents in Ife would use this as an opportunity to extort the students. This is unfair!" A student who pleaded anonymity said.

A final year student in the Faculty of Arts, Oluchi, also contributed to the issue "I hope the news (about the bedspace) is not true? Where do they want to send us to ?"

Another student in the Faculty of Education, Happiness, said she can't believe the story and she hopes the school authority review the decision to be taken because many students would be immensely affected as they will be subjected to insecurity and housing problems.

A number of students, however, tried to reason with the decision claiming that it was more important for the freshmen to get accommodation on campus that returning students as they were still very much naive to the environment.

While many students remain hopeful, several continue to await further developments from the division on the state of accommodation on campus next session. 

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