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UNILAG: 5 Hostels To Avoid

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UNILAG: 5 Hostels To Avoid

By Obawola Damilola

University of Lagos (UNILAG) is regarded as the first choice of many Nigerian young people seeking admission into tertiary institutions. The reason is not far-fetched. Founded in 1962, the school provides a conducive environment for teaching and learning. It is also a place where students of all tribes, races, ethnics, culture and subculture can interact. UNILAG, a Federal institution has its main campus in Yaba, somewhere at the heart of the state.

University of Lagos has twelve faculties which are Faculty of Arts, Basic Medical Science, Clinical Science, and Dental science, Education, Engineering, Environmental Science, Pharmacy, Law, Sciences, Social Science and Management Science.

Every year thousands of aspiring undergraduates apply to the university because of its elevated social life and the rich cosmopolitan experience. Unfortunately, only few are chosen. Personally I have lived in different hostels in UNILAG in my years of being a student there (I am still one there). I have lived in Moremi Hall, Amina Hall, Kofo Ademola Hall and have had dealings in several others hostels.

As a student of UNILAG, securing a good accommodation is necessary for a rewarding 4 or more year stay. Some students prefer to live on campus where accommodation is cheaper, even though relatively difficult to acquire. There are various hostels on campus. But the advantages and disadvantages are what determine the decisions undergraduates make in the end.

All the hostels cannot be said to be at their best however. Below are hostels which are not advisable for students to stay while on campus:

1. Kofo Ademola Hall – This hostel was built specifically for female students. Located at the far end of the school, getting to lecture on time may be a challenge. It also means those staying in the hostel patronize the school cabs more, which eat into their allowance. The fact that the hostel is mostly dirty is discouraging and bad enough for students’ health.

Kofo Ademola Hall

2. Honours Hall -The hostel is situated in a deserted part of the campus. While it mainly houses female students, it can be said to be dangerous as the frail female students can be easily attacked or robbed. This is why the hostel is known for theft and rape. Apparently it is not a great place for fresh students.

Honours Hall

3. Biobaku Hall – This male residence seats opposite Kofo Ademola Hall. Like many of the hostels, it is also located at the far end of the campus. The hostel is always left unkempt, stinking, and noisy. Waste and brawl are common around the hostel.

Biobaku Hall

4. Makama Bida Hall – This female hostel is located at the centre of the campus. Even though it’s known for its strictness, as a student who cannot secure bed space always finds it difficult to squat with friends. The hostel management forbids squatting. However according to a report in Pulse, to get a Makama girl all you need are 2 hot meat pies and a chilled bottle of fanta and she’s all yours. The report suggests that the ladies there are apparently gullible, and may be easily influenced into negative attitudes.

5. Moremi Hall – This female residence is known as a high class hostel for posh ladies. Young ladies who live around this hostel may be influenced or under pressure to turn out as ‘runs-girls’ before completing their degrees. Clubbing and theft are other vices identified with those living in this hostel. Fresh students are advised to keep off.

Moremi Hall

Moremi Hall

As I said earlier, each of the hostels has its advantages and disadvantages. It is therefore up to undergraduates or new entrants to choose wisely where they stay during their academic years in UNILAG. It is certain that where any student chooses to live will rub off on his or her lifestyle.

18 Comments

  1. Please stop dishing out wrong information. I’m presently a student of UNILAG, and all you have written up there is not true. Since you have given us the disadvantages, where are the advantages then?

  2. Abi o… Rubbish!

  3. Your type keep painting wrong image about unilag, if you want to practice writing, start by talking about ur village, fake people.

  4. Was even expecting Eni njoku hostel… The hostels u mentioned are in good shape….

  5. Who write this mumu write up? If you wan learn start with the story of your family

  6. I think the writer is just an amateur who is trying to make a name for herself. I suggest she get her facts and figures correctly next time as this is unprofessional.

  7. For Biobaku, any male student who have resided there for up to 3 years now know that it’s the neatest of all hostels on campus.

    So it was funny when you said unkempt and dirty.
    And you said from the perspective, as a female that didn’t reside there?

  8. Biobaku is not stinking though I can say its the only hostel you can actually receive fresh air unlike others
    Jaja and Enijoku are the hostels that stinks

  9. She didn’t even mention Eni Njoku ,JAJA or even mariere Hall.

    1. I swear i expected eni njoku 1st well she is just a blogger trying to get money from people who don’t know

  10. This is errant nonsense and absolute rubbish🙄

  11. This is rubbish, please stop feeding the general public with this nonsense

  12. Very inaccurate.

    This is one site that dump nonsense online based on this article.

  13. In my school days, I lived mostly in the new hall which includes makama. We were smart girls from different faculties, mathematicians, lawyers, engineers, physicists, just name it. We were inteligent and could defend it. … And any true akokite knows that “we protect our own.” So are you sure you’re a Unilag students or one of those that was refused admission?

  14. In my school days, I lived mostly in the new hall which includes makama. We were smart girls from different faculties, mathematicians, lawyers, engineers, physicists, just name it. We were inteligent and could defend it. … And any true akokite knows that “we protect our own.” So are you sure you’re a Unilag students or one of those that was refused admission?

  15. Delete this post or I would track down your IP address and have you arrested for this article…if everyone decides to leave those hostels, who would stay there…absolute rubbish

  16. What kind of writer is this. You should check for facts before you post, these are bunch of lies!!!! I

  17. Rubbish post. You don’t even know the difference between honours and kofo
    Kofo is the neatest girl’s hostel anyone can ever get
    Dear poster, you’re a fool

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