A Review on Students’ Housing in Nigerian Universities
Students housing in Nigeria Universities has witnessed several policy interventions, yet the challenges of deficit and satisfaction persist - requiring an overall review. This paper utilized a desktop review approach to collate and process secondary data which were sourced from published academic and governmental documents. It discovered that the challenges of student housing in Nigeria cannot be disconnected from the establishment of new universities and an increase in student admission to the universities – which affected funding. Unfortunately, the uncontrolled involvement of the private sector and full entrants of non-residential universities, rather than improving students’ housing, further magnified the challenges – as private investors are only interested in profits. The paper concluded by recommending increased funding, build, operate and transfer model for the development of hostels, and the introduction of student villages.
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