Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU) is set to become residential as the school management and two estate management firms Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a 6,000-bed hostel.
The MoU also includes the construction of residential quarters for the vice chancellor and some top officials of the varsity, a move which is aimed at deepening students-staff relationship.
The state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, commended the university management for the initiative which he described as a “game changer” for the university in view of its dream to rank among the best in Africa.
Dr Fayemi who stated that the project would prevent further encroachment on the university’s land adding that the proposed hostel accommodation would also meet the yearnings of students who have at various fora complained about the high cost of rent in the varsity community.
The governor who assured of support for the success of the project said he was aware that the university management would not manage the hostel accommodation but would regulate the activities of the investors who are putting up the structure in the overall interest of the students.
The project is scheduled for completion before the end of the year.