According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the University of Ibadan has begun work on a new six story building in the institution’s Faculty of Arts.
The foundation of the construction was recently laid by Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, Vice Chancellor of the institution. The building is expected to provide classrooms, offices and utility rooms.
According to the VC, the building will house 200 capacity lecture hall, three 150 capacity lecture halls, lecturer offices, toilets, utility rooms and service rooms. He said the construction was awarded to UYK Nigeria Limited at the cost of six hundred million naira (N600m).
“The Faculty of Arts does not have proper infrastructure including sufficient office spaces and lecture halls. The old building has been there since 1974 and is now grossly inadequate for both staff and students.
“Knowing fully that there is an acute shortage of staff offices and lecture rooms, it did not take so much persuasion for me to insist that we should devote our entire 2015/16 TETFund Capital Project to this new facility, which we hope shall be a legacy project,” the VC stated.
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