FG to provide student hostels in 36 tertiary institutions


The Federal Government said it would provide student hostels in 36 tertiary institutions across the country.

This is even as the government has indicated its willingness to construct more hostels once these first sets are completed.

The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Sonny Echono, stated this on Tuesday when he hosted the new leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students led by its President, Lucky Emonefe, according to a statement by the Fund on Wednesday in Abuja.

In the statement, the TETFund’s Director of Public Affairs , AbdulMumin Oniyangi, quoted Echono as pointing out that there is increased allocation for maintenance of TETFund infrastructures above five years in the 2024 intervention cycle.

On the NANS secretariat, the agency boss promised to look into it and get the buy-in of the Ministry of Education.

He also disclosed that the intervention agency would work out modalities to incorporate the students body for joint monitoring of projects across beneficiary institutions.

Lamenting the increasing challenge of student housing in institutions of higher learning, the Executive Secretary said: “As I speak, this year, we shall be providing hostels for students in 36 tertiary institutions across the country. We realise that some of the places where our students live are very deplorable. And only about 15 percent of our students are staying on campus. Many of them are living outside campus, and some of them can’t even come back for evening lectures because of the cost and the trouble of walking all the way and coming back. There is also a security situation in their areas.

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