Benefits of staying In School Hostel In Your first year at the University
Benefits of staying In School Hostel In Your first year at the University:
After getting admission into the university, one of the most important factor that every students should and must consider is accommodation. The first place you stay as a first year students has a long role to play in your life as a student and your entire stay in the university.
It is of no doubt that School Hostel accommodation is the most advisable place every first year students should stay.
However, it has some disadvantages like:
- It is crowded: using university of benin Hall 3 as a case study, there are 4 bed bunk in the room for about 8 students and the room is not that spacious. These lack of space may inconvenient you as a student.
- The hostel capacity may not be able to accommodate all the newly admitted student: this is a big disadvantage because some student will want to stay in the School Hostel but will not be allocated hostel space due to the insufficient space capacity of the hostel.
- There are several theft cases: because the size of the School Hostel is not equivalent to the number of student staying in it i.e. “over crowded” most student tend to lose their stuff and this is alarming and bad.
- Noise factor: the School Hostel is the most noisy accommodation in every university, these noise is due to the population of the student in the hostel.
6 Benefits of staying in School Hostel:
It develop your character:
School Hostel tends to develop you are a students “character wise, when you stay in the school hostel you will meet different people from different background and also different field of study in one room. You will learn from every student in your room daily in some many way that tends to build you a good character that will make you stand unique outside the walls of the university.
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2. It Improve you academically:
During my first year in the university I stayed in the school hostel and it really help me to excel academically because my hostel was close to my class and this made me not to go late or missed any of my morning class, it also motivate you in a way that when you see your course mate reading in their room or the hostel common room you will want to read also, it help you build reading groups and makes you conscious of your GP.
3. It makes you to always get information on time:
If you stay in the school hostel you will be exposed to all kind of information like academics, sport, carrier opportunity, innovation etc. you will get first hand information before those staying in the off campus would.
4. It is fun:
There is no place that is as fun as staying in the school hostel in your first year, using university of benin as a case study you will be introduced to different slangs, you will be introduced to arrowing, shotputting, washy, bagang etc.
Most times guest artist like wizkid, 2 face , p-square and olamide are invited for shows that is organized closed to the school hostel.
5. You will be motivated to go to night class:
When you stay off campus as a first year student you will sometimes be discourage to go to night class because of distance or unforeseen circumstances. But this is not the case for student that stays I the school hostel. School hostel students are always motivated to go to night class cause the distance is closed and will be motivated by their friends or room mate.
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6. It saves your parent cost:
After getting admission, you will have to pay some fees that is quite expensive. A rough total close to 160,000(for federal University). This is quite expensive for our parent and then adding off campus house rent of about 80,000 to 100,000. To some parent this is alarming considering the fact that you have siblings that are in other school. However the school hostel is quite cheap (17,000 using university of benin as a case study).
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