Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, on Friday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NAYOPET, an Abuja-based company, for the construction of students’ hostels on its main campus.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the agreement includes the construction of four blocks of 5,000 rooms on the main campus of the university in Ugwuomu, Enugu.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Rev. Fr. Christian Anieke, who signed the MoU on behalf of the institution, stated that the hostels are expected to accommodate 10,000 students.
Anieke noted that 50 hectares of land had been approved for the project, groundbreaking for the project would be performed on July 13, and the project is expected ti be completed within 12 months,
He assured that with the construction of the hostels, the shortage of hostels on the university's campus would soon be a thing of the past.
“In the next one year, we will have enough accommodation for students and those coming to the business park for training.
“It will influence the psychic of young people on the good things they have received in the university,” he said.
The VC further noted that the buildings would be constructed and managed by the company and the university for a while, stating, however, that the institution would not make any refunds.
In responding to the signed MoU, Emmanuel Monye, who represented the firm, appreciated the management of the university for the opportunity to be a part of its development.
Monye stated that each of the four blocks would have 1,250 rooms, with two students occupying each room.
He added that the rooms would be equipped with all the essential facilities that would enhance the students' comfort while on campus.
Monye likewise guaranteed that the project would be completed within the specified 12 months.