[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”U” font=”Abril Fatface” color_class=”otw-orange-text” background_color_class=”otw-no-background” size=”large” border_color_class=”otw-orange-border” label_color=”#FF0000″] Portel niversity of Nigeria, Nsukka has been under attack by its students and alumni for its attempt to cover up the poor state of campus hostels.
Few days ago, a video circulated on social media about the unhealthy state of UNN hostels. The video which was made by an unknown lady generated lots of reactions both online and offline. The lady who is said to have taken her daughter, who just got admitted into University lamented poor condition of the hostel where her daughter will be living.
“it is unfortunate I met this kind of hostel when I came into this compound. The prestigious university, the University of Nigeria that everyone struggles to come in. Look at the hostels where human beings are living”. I can’t believe a university of this nature, a University that is named after Nigeria dumps people, people’s children in this kind of place- she said
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Video of the hostel below;
The University, in trying to debunk the viral video, said through its official Facebook page that what was seen in the video was just lies as the University had long renovated and somewhat still renovating hostels across the campus. It further posted photos of hostels in the campus to back up its claims
“Social media have been awash with a video clip recorded by a lady on the condition of Nkurumah Hall, one of the oldest hostels in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). The nocturnal video created the impression that students of the premier university live in a neglected squalid environment. But findings by newsmen who went round the university suggest otherwise”.
“For a university that was founded in 1960, the hostels have seen age. They however not as bad as they were portrayed in the social media. Most of them have been renovated and are in good condition. The renovated halls include: Ajanwachukwu, Akintola, Awolowo, Balewa, Bello, E-block, Eyoita, Isa-Kaita, Mary Slessor and Presidential. Okeke hall was rebuilt after a fire incident in 2016 while the toilet ends of Okpara Hostel were modernized during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020”.
“Mbanefo hostel, the biggest of them all, is currently undergoing renovation, while the university administration is considering viable and fair model for quick renovation of Nkrumah, Alvan and Eni-Njoku hostels”.
This publication by the University however didn’t sit well with students and alumni of the institution as they disapproved the claims by the school.
social media users reacted to the publication as follows;
Usonka Kelechi wrote – “We were once students of UNN. Trying to