Study on Staff Housing Needs of Nigerian University in Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy, Nigeria

 The article looks into the housing stock of Obafemi Awolowo University’s staff quarters in Nigeria, identifying the different types of houses and their accommodations. On a worldwide scale, housing is considered one of life’s basic necessities and a requirement for human survival. Similarly, adequate university staff housing has been proved to have a major impact on the university system. It also looks into the demand for housing units and the number of applicants who will be housed in the staff quarters over the following five years. Archival records, questionnaires, and interviews were employed to collect data. The Secretary of the Housing and Allocation Unit and the Estate Officer of the Obafemi Awolowo University’s Division of Works and Maintenance received questionnaires. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics. With 732 dwellings in the university staff quarters, the investigation revealed that the university has a varied range of house styles. Despite the fact that no new housing units were built over the decades, the number of housing applications increased each year, owing to security concerns and the benefits of on-campus amenities. Between 2011 and 2014, the average yearly demand for accommodation at the senior staff quarters (SSQ) was 492 units and 136 units at the junior staff quarters (JSQ). The average available lodging in the SSQ and the JSQ, however, was around 23 and 2 units, respectively, during the same time period. The research states that housing units were in great demand in both the senior and junior staff quarters. While the university staff quarters faced the issues of insecurity of life and housing, the available dwellings were severely inadequate to meet the yearly demand for shelter in the university community.

Author(s) Details:

G. M. Akinsanya,
Department of Estate Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

A. O. Adewusi,
Department of Estate Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/RDASS-V2/article/view/6263

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