UNIBEN to ren­o­vate di­lap­i­dated hos­tels

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION - From Ezekiel Efeob­hokhan, UNIBEN

The Vice chan­cel­lor of the Univer­sity of Benin, Pro­fes­sor Fara­day Orumwense, has promised to ren­o­vate all the di­lap­i­dated hos­tels in the in­sti­tu­tion.

The Vice Chan­cel­lor made the re­mark shortly af­ter in­spect­ing the hos­tels in com­pany of other prin­ci­pal of­fi­cers re­cently. He said ac­tion was be­ing taken to ren­o­vate the de­cay­ing hos­tels and fa­cil­i­ties.

The team, which in­spected the Akanu Ibiam Halls of res­i­dence pop­u­larly called Hall-4, de­cried the state of the hos­tel.

He said “the univer­sity is an in­sti­tu­tion of learn­ing. Apart from learn­ing fa­cil­i­ties, there are other things to put in place. The hos­tels are among such fa­cil­i­ties. Since the in­cep­tion of this present ad­min­is­tra­tion we have been poised to carry out a to­tal re­vamp of the school hos­tels and that is what we are do­ing presently.

“I can at­test to the fact that this hos­tel isn’t con­ducive but I don’t stay in the hos­tels, stu­dents are the ones who stay there. They have to keep their hos­tel clean al­ways. Use the bath­room ap­pro­pri­ately, place the dirt in the waste bin, and use the sport­ing equip­ment prop­erly and ev­ery­thing would be in place. It is not about chang­ing the fa­cil­i­ties in the hos­tels but the abil­ity to main­tain them when they are in­stalled.”

The univer­sity’s Public Re­la­tions of­fi­cer, Mr. Michael Osayuki, said the visit was meant to ad­dress the ma­jor dif­fi­cul­ties the stu­dents might be fac­ing, adding that the VC had promised to take ac­tions in ren­o­vat­ing the de­cay­ing hos­tels.

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