Following the overarching problems faced by the University Administration in relation to students’ accommodation in Njala University, the Director General of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust, Mohamed Fuad Daboh has revealed plans to construct an ultra-modem students’ hostel for students on Bo campus.
He made this disclosure during the last concluded public lectures held on both Njala and Bo Campuses respectively.
He said students’ accommodation has always been a perennial problem in institutions of higher learning and used the opportunity to inform his listening audience about their efforts to construct students’ hostels in five tertiary institutions across the country.
The Director General of NASSIT furthered that they have held bilateral meetings with the administration of these institutions and arrangements are far advanced for the commencement of the project which he described as wonderful.
Accordingly NASSIT shall be constructing on Bo campus a block comprising 216 rooms for 432 students with ancillary facilities that will provide a conducive learning environment for the students.
Responding, Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor Abdullah Mansaray lauded the huge strides made by NASSIT to further deepen the knowledge of staff and students on the nature of the NASSIT scheme and also on behalf of the University Administration congratulated NASSIT for factoring Njala in their Corporate Social Responsibilities.
Students present also lavished praises on DG Mohamed Fuad Daboh for cushioning the problems of accommodation faced year in year out.
With a growing student enrolment slightly above 12,000 and limited hostel facilities on both Njala and Bo campuses which cater for nearly 800 students, there is need for construction of more students’ hostels.
NASSIT is a statutory Public Trust that was established by Act No. 5 of 2001 and it is charged with the responsibility of administering Sierra
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