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OAU meant to provide quality education not accommodation – PRO

NEWS DIGEST – The Public Relations Officer of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, Mr Olanrewaju Abiodun has said the varsity is mainly geared towards providing quality education and not accommodation.

The statement was made by Mr Abiodun while speaking on the transportation crisis in the institution.

In his words, he said “we are just been human providing accommodation for students on campus, when you go to other schools like Unilag, Lautech and the likes things like this are not done like that.

“Students shouldn’t talk about transport issues because we have provided enough transport for them. This shouldn’t be an issue because its not the responsibility of the varsity management as all what we are doing is just because we also have a child.

“We can only cater for students who are in the four walls of the University but we are just doing our best to cater for the ones staying outside the school because they are also our students but that’s not our responsibility,” he said.

While speaking on the Private Hostel built at Parakin, Ile Ife outside the varsity, he said ” why we haven’t done anything yet is just because of administrative reasons and some other Logistics”

It should be recalled that early this year, Students were been faced with transportation hardship, theft and accommodation policies, which the management of the institution said the school has no responsibility for people staying outside the varsity.

NewsDigest Checks reveals that 85% of both Freshmen and Stalites are staying outside the school due to the accommodation policy embarked upon by the University Management.