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The Impact of Non-Residential Tertiary Institutions on Housing in Lagos: A Case Study of Lagos State University

Umaru, Emmanuel Tanko and Aiyejina, Williams T. and Abdrazack, N. T. A. and Ajagbe, Akintunde M. (2012) The Impact of Non-Residential Tertiary Institutions on Housing in Lagos: A Case Study of Lagos State University. IRACST – Engineering Science and Technology: An International Journal (ESTIJ, 2 (4). pp. 592-598. ISSN 2250-3498,

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Tertiary institutions generally are to provide quality education to students on a full time basis and this requires domiciling the students in an area accessible to the school. This study examines the impact of the absence of students’ hostel accommodation at the Lagos State University (LASU), due to the policy of the school as non-residential one. It examines the impact of the students accommodation on housing dynamics. The researchers carried out a 15% sampling size in which 173 questionnaires were administered. For the purpose of this research, the systematic random sampling was used so as to minimise bias and enhance the probability of selecting a representative sample.The primary data included direct personal observations, oral interviews and use of questionnaire.The secondary data sets were sourced from Institutions and Government Organizations relevant to the study.The results show that there is high demand for housing units within the area because of nearness to the University campus. There is high occupancy ratio of 6-7 people per room, high rise building is commonest and accommodate up to 140 people. It is concluded that the off campus accommodation by the students in the study area led to high demand for housing units with increament in rent, development of shanty, and illegal expansion of existing buildings

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Institutions, Residential, Host Community, Students, Housing Units.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 12:45
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 12:45

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