The Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA) Partners With Construction Firm To Build 20 Blocks of Hostels
The Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Geria Technology & Construction Limited, on leasing of land for the construction of 20 blocks of hostels, in the school. According to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, the agreement was in line with efforts to provide more bed spaces and befitting accommodation for students on campus.
He stated that the project would be under the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) agreement. He expressed appreciation to the firm for supporting the university in its drive to address the problem of inadequate hostels as the management plans to have over 75 percent of students resident on campus.
“The university has a student population of about 23, 000. But we have hostel bed spaces less than 3, 000. So, a vast majority of our students are living off-campus or living within the community. Given that most of them are teenagers and young adults, you can imagine some of the challenges we are facing,” the VC disclosed.
Managing Director of the construction firm, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed Yahaya, praised the university management for finding their firm worthy of the partnership. He assured that the company will not betray the trust and confidence placed on them.
The new hostels, when completed, would provide an additional 3, 616 bed spaces for the institution.