A Review on Students’ Housing in Nigerian Universities
1*Olanrewaju Samson, 2Garba Grace and 3Onigbogi Olayinka
1Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
2Department of Environmental Health, Plateau State College of Health Technology, Plateau State, Nigeria
3Department of Architecture, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso,Oyo State, Nigeria
DOI: 10.36108/laujoces/2202.90.0150


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.

Keywords: Students, Housing, Nigeria, Universities


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