[Latest News] Funaab Fully Ready For Resumption - Says Dean, Student Affairs.

Necessary arrangements have been put in place by the University Management to ensure that the welfare and security of students are adequately provided for, as they resume for another academic session. According to the Dean of Student Affairs; Professor Yemi Akegbejo-Samsons, “You will recall that the University went through some crises that had to do with the security of our off-campus students and after thorough deliberations and considerations, a committee was set up and given the responsibility of finding lasting solutions to the remote and immediate causes of the students’ crisis and submitted its paper, which the University Senate approved and harmonised into a policy called the ‘Policy on Off-Campus Student Residence, Welfare and Security’.

The Dean of Student Affairs disclosed that “the policy would ensure that the safety and welfare of our students that are both off and on-campus, are properly monitored and coordinated by the Student Welfare and Hostel Management Committee (SWEHOMAC), under the supervision of the Student Affairs Division. The policy also provides that SWEHOMAC shall inaugurate a sub-committee on ‘Off Campus Students Accommodation and Welfare (SOCSAW)’”. SOCSAW is expected to have six members, comprising the Dean of Student Affairs or his representative; a Student Affairs’ Officer or his representative; a representative of SWEHOMAC; a representative of the Environmental Unit; a representative of the Information and Communication Technology Resource Centre (ICTREC) and a representative of the University Health Services.
Professor Akegbejo-Samsons explained further that the duties of SOCSAW would include compiling the list of every potential off-campus residence, based on the criteria to be determined from time-to-time by SWEHOMAC, which include but are not limited to, room space adequacy for single or shared occupancy; availability and suitability of toilet and kitchen facilities; availability and suitability of laundry facilities; provision of electricity and potable water; ease of access and exit from the building; level of record keeping and provision of parking spaces for vehicles. Others include general provision of suitable security facilities; commitment and participation of the landlord or representatives in the relevant Community Development Associations (CDAs); appropriateness of rent charged and maintenance of a Closed Circuit Television Camera (CCTV) system, which is optional.


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