Students Access to Housing: A Case of Lagos State University Students – Nigeria



This study looks at access to housing among the students of Lagos State University. The study employed three methods of data collection: structured questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and some case studies. The analysis of data was done by simple percentage and frequency distribution. The information gathered reveals that the past rigid frame of house-owners of denying single-girls accommodation had softened. Female students now have access to accommodation in housing market. Furthermore, information gathered indicates that most students suffer one form of discrimination or the other which include: incessant increase in house rent, domestic violence and neighours disturbances. Late arrival for lectures and non-conducive atmosphere were some of the challenges faced by students of the University. All these factors may influence negatively on students academic studies. However, it is important that the university get involved in sourcing and solving students’ accommodation problem and mediating between the students and the house-owners within the communities.

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