Some students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) through the Campus Alive Initiative Limited has designed and constructed a hostel facility in the institution. This is the first hostel designed by students and for students.
According to the Managing Director of Campus Alive Initiative, Oyinwola Don Bababtope students over the years encounter some accommodation challenges while on campus. This he added affects some students mentally and in turn has direct effect on their academics.
“Some students encounter some form of challenges while on campus and this affects them academically and mentally. We deemed it fit to help them and this gave birth to Campus property which we formed in year 2010,” Babatope said while adding that over 80% of higher institutions in the country have accommodation challenges.
Diamond Luxury hostel solely funded by Campus Alive Initiative according to Bababtope is a unique hostel which was designed and developed by some students of the institution in 2012 but lunched in year 2017. He however called on youths not to relent in their efforts as the economy of Nigeria seems not to favour starters but with perseverance work towards their goal.
Oyinwola stated the vision of the company is to Create a solid foundation for good corporate business structure in the Nigerian Campuses and its environs and through Public Private Partnership as this can help develop rapidly the decayed hostels across the Nigerian campuses. Campus Property is currently proposing to develop hostels in University of Lagos, Lagos State University, University of Portharcourt, University of Ilorin and University of Abuja.
Campus Alive Initiative is campus Consultancy Company, with the sole aim of providing business services in the university community and its environs by bridging the gap between the corporate world and the campuses.