The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ololade Enikuomehin, has toured the various halls of residences in the University with assurances of improving on the available facilities and effecting repairs on the damaged ones. During the visit, the Acting Vice-Chancellor directed that there should be regular and routine maintenance of facilities in the various hostels in the University; a declaration that elicited joy from the students.

Professor Enikuomehin charged the students to complement the efforts of the University by maintaining the existing facilities, as he admonished the students not to hesitate to forward any complaint to the University Management, through their hall wardens and the Office of the Dean, Student Affairs. The Acting Vice-Chancellor revealed that, “I have come here to build trust and credibility”, as he called on the students to bear with whatever inadequacies they were presently facing, which would all be addressed as soon as possible, while he mandated both the Acting Director, Works and Services and the Dean of Student Affairs, to act fast in addressing some of the urgent needs of students in the various hostels.

Speaking at the occasion, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Oluwayemisi Eromosele, tasked the students to keep their halls clean, avoid cooking in the rooms and shun going against hostels’ rules and regulations. She equally asked them to put the toilets into proper usage, to avoid a breakout of epidemics in the hostels. Professor Eromosele used the opportunity to bring the attention of the students to the urgent need for registration of courses and the payment of their school fees without further delay, stressing that “My function is to ensure you do what you ought to do”.

Some of the complaints lodged at the various halls of residence include the call for the provision of more septic tanks, kitchen sockets, lightings systems, sinks, chairs in the reading rooms and upgrading of the common rooms in the hostels. Others are the upgrading of the basketball and football courts, erecting of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and well-channeled water supply system. The school hostels visited were the Iyalode Tinubu Hall of Residence, popularly called IYAT; the Umar Kabir Hall of Residence; the newly-constructed Female Hostel, opposite the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, also known as Marble Lodge and their adjoining sections; which houses foreign and regular Nigerian postgraduate students.