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The Assessment of Housing Situation among Students in the University of Lagos

OE Aluko


The student housing has been a major area of concern with increasing
student population as a result of increasing interest in the higher institutions
of learning over the years. The rise in population which has led to various
problematic conditions of student housing which range from inadequate
infrastructure facilities to overcrowding, has indeed met with renewed
interest in sourcing and researching the best practicable approach towards
the enablement and efficient, conducive academic driven environment. This
research paper assessing the student housing condition in University of
Lagos, aimed at the assessment of the state and condition of students
housing. A total number of 400 questionnaires were administered in the
entire student hostels and data collected were presented through the use of
tables, graphs, photographs and simple multiple regression. The study
revealed that there is a level of dissatisfaction with the poor state and
condition of available student housing facilities, the inadequacy of the
existing facilities which has created high occupancy ratio has invariable led
to over utilization of the available resources putting the facilities in
deplorable conditions.
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