The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Alumni Association has donated a 42-bed female hostel aimed at resolving the accommodation problem facing the students of the university.
The hostel which happens to be the second facility to be donated by the Alumni Association was commissioned last week on the main campus of the institution.
The National President of the association, Dr. Rhoda Oduwaiye, said the association would continue to do its best to tackle the challenge posed by the shortage of accommodation in the institution.
“The association will continue to give its maximum support to the university and pursue the UNILORIN project to a logical conclusion, as well as to maintain our second to none position among Nigerian universities.
“We are very proud that UNILORIN was the only university in session throughout the country when others closed their doors to students,” Oduwaiye stated.
In his address, Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, appreciated the association for conceiving the project and for working tirelessly to ensure its completion in record time.
The VC also called for more of such projects and collaboration from individuals and organizations to reduce the population of students who live off-campus, as well as to supplement the dwindling revenue made available by the government to meet the infrastructural needs of the university.