“We are going to build more hostels to house our students on the campus to make them concentrate on their primary assignment as students."
Management at the Ekiti State University (EKSU) has promised to build more hostels to curb the cohabitation of male and female undergraduates otherwise known as “campus couple” syndrome.
The Vice Chancellor of EKSU, Prof. Samuel Bandele, expressed that his intention is to make the institution a fully residential one, adding that provision of more hostels for students would be vigorously pursued.
Owing to very limited hostel accommodation on the campus, many EKSU students live in nearby Iworoko community as live-in lovers.
Bandele said: “We are going to build more hostels to house our students on the campus to make them concentrate on their primary assignment as students and this will help us reduce a situation on which they live together as if they are married.
“A situation in which a male student and a female student live together under the same roof and the lady will be cooking and doing other home chores while the male will be providing the money and they will be doing what husbands and wives do together and their parents and guardians are not aware of this.
“So, we hope to provide more hostels to bring them to the campus and concentrate more on their academic activities and not to waste their time on living as couples outside the campus.”
Prof. Bandele also vowed to punish any lecturer caught in the web of sexual harassment of female undergraduates, TheNation reports.