Graduate students plan to build N100m hostel in Unilorin




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Graduate students plan to build N100m hostel in UnilorinILORIN – The University of Ilorin Postgraduate Students Association (POGSASS) said Monday it would organise a N100 fundraiser for the of hostel accommodation for postgraduate students.

Mr Adebola Moses, the president of the association, stated this at the presentation of awards to distinguished individuals in Ilorin.

 He said postgraduate students of the university needed accommodation they could call their own, and urged members of the society to support the association.

“It is only in serving others that we find the fulfilment that everyone is seeking in life.”

 According to him, the award presentation is an avenue to promote dedication to service and humanity, as well as to inspire students to choose .

 The Dean of Postgraduate School, Prof. Clement Bewaji and Mr Abraham Adavi, a Secretary in Kogi were among those honoured at the event.

Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of Unilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, acknowledged the accommodation challenge on campus.
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 He said that no fewer than 105,000 candidates applied to study at the university this year whereas the institution had a quota of just 9,000.

 “The population of students on campus is close to 30,000, but the number of hostels available on campus can hardly accommodate one-third of the students’ population.

 “It is, therefore, important that universities welcome individuals are ready to invest in accommodation on their campuses.

 “So, it is not out of place if the postgraduate students of this university deem it wise to raise fund for the building of hostel,’’ he said.

The Dean of Postgraduate School, Prof. Clement Bewaji, who said he was by the award, expressed appreciation of the association’s efforts. .

He urged them to be diligent in their work knowing that such efforts would be rewarded. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]