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What Are Your Experiences Of Hostel Accommodation/life?

The truth is that at one stage or another, some of us would have had to experience living away from home or those familiar to us when we were students. This experiences come in different forms either in a private accommodation or official accommodation or accommodation with a relative. Some experiences are good, others are bad. Hence since this thread seeks to focus mainly on our official accommodation experiences as a students in either:

- Hostel Accommodation in Primary School.

- Hostel Accommodation in Secondary School/High-School.

- Hostel Accommodation in College/University/Postgraduate College.

it would therefore be good and welcomed for individuals that have any experiences to share to please go on and share them.

Thank you.

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Its really wonderful hearing some dudes here passed thru the great citadel of learning Oba Awon University.

My addmission to OAU marks my first time of stepping outta my parents shield and particularli,staying in an hostel.

At first ,leaving my parent was like one hell of poo. I was given blk2rm40 AWO HALL has my hostel accomodation. Initially,it was somehw bt as time passd one,the ones new environment became an exciting,fun place........courtesy of those mental displays,shoutings,behaviour,buttery shoppings and the likes.

Nt to talk plenti,Much has been said abt the castle of greatmen "AWO". no need of repetition. I once stayed in E.T.F too,bt none was like AWO HALL.

In my final year,i was allocated a space in FAJ.HALL.....enjoyed it too tho. I preferd stayin on-campus than off.

While during NYSC,i served in a sec school,where i was also given an accomodation inside the college though some didnt stay(some females). It was anoda hostel kinda-life,but living with fellow corper,graduates and more matured minds. Plus more conviniency,as it was one person per room but in same lodge. Though, there was no light,portable water supply,and some other basic amenities,but it was extremely fascinating seeing beholding the beauty of nature like stream water,green vegetations,bush animals.......wish i cld still go back.

My S/O goes to fellow inhabitants of AGAPE % GOTHAM CITY CORPER'S LODGE..............BONYFACE,EMMANUEL,ONYEABUCHI(is a rich),ABDULAHI(ukamburu predent),JASPER(nwanne),EMEKA(kingmaker),CHRIS(bush),MOSES(bissle),TOSINf,IMAf.............twas nice ever meeting y'all

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apart from university days in eastern nigeria, i was tied to mama's apron strings (joke) primary through secondary sch.

the undergrad years were an eye opener 4 me. met freinds (best of both worlds) in the hostels, almost started smoking, GF's the good, the bad, and the heartbreakers. off campus accomodation so you were free to show yourself with what u gat (love-vendor my crib) how u roll, Owerri is a swingers paradise.

hostel life @ uni level was cool sha. no bully's no forced laws (off camp), i had a blast sha no blame me, its my first time away from lag.

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oga ooooooooo, this thread dey interesting. all of u guys had beautiful xperiences

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@ iice

infact i also got strong heart to go with it,

in that school i gathered all the experience i need to go through life , or at least naija life

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IMT Enugu.

I was cooking a pot of rice in front of my room.

I went down stirs to by something, on coming back, my pot of rice disappeared.

I saw my pot 3 days latter.

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i spent primary school at home

i went to secondary school at F.G.G.C Bwari

that school was something else, chei!!!

junior years were hell,

our first and probaly only aim in that school was to fetch water!!!

we would fetch water till 4AM sometimes

one senior student usually had an average of 20 buckets which would be distributed to we juniors as you are walking out of RED BRICKS(the hostel)

there was no escape

i still wonder how we managed to pass our exams

we would spend both afternoon and night prep serving purnishment in the class

there was usually mass purnishment , where senior student would punish the whole set(like the whole JSS2)

for one person's crime

the would ask us to lie down flat on the quadrangle in our nighties

the quadrangle is where all sorts of waste is poured by the whole hostel

this is where we urinated, poured garri, saliva, wasing water, dirty water, mopping water, the list is endless

and we were not permitted to change nighties before sleeping,

infact, i can never forget secondary schooll

all the flogging - it was usually 20 trokes with a mopp stick

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I will never ever send my child to a primary school boarding house.

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During my time in hostel at fego

-i wake up in the morning by 5.30 am.

- Take my bath

-Wash the toilet& pit

- I dress up in my school uniform go for breakfast

- I drink a pot of watery beans

- have siesta

- Go for afternoon prep

- On wednessday i cut the grass

- At evening i go for evening prep

- Go back to the hostel after 10pm

_ Have my sleep

- When i got to my senior class, i used to fly the fence to jump into the female hostel to, ?

-Avoid dinning by cooking contraband

- Much more i cant keep typing

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Terrible but Making

Yea, first, it made me more withdrawn due to bullies. I started failing all subjects (though i was the best from my primary school).

Later i left to finish my secondary school in a day school. But i still couldnt escape independent living at the higher institution. Here, the major challenge was ladies. I couldnt have enough of them. Thank God I survived sha, but it was during this period i would say i really became a man (in terms feelings and ego) I wll never forget O**L**A.

Saw those two front giants from her for the first time.

Thank GOd i didnt lose focus, i later graduated as the best in my class with distinction.

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l picked my degree living in the refeegue camp called hostel, l love my alma mater and l will not disgrace them in this public place but it was horrible especially the toliet end. l will not forget the day my leg mistakely deep into the toilet bowl while positioning to discharge in my first year, l wash and wash and wash the leg wishing it is possible to cut the leg off and fix new one. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm horrible experience.

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Azikwe, terror of the field

Baluba is magnificient

Undisputed Ui sports king

Azikwe never never fail!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was News Editor for Zikpress.

Was member of Debate team for the hall

Rose ro become the Hall Secretary.

I rem the likes of Grabber, ibadinho,Aliu the Ronaldo, Alex, Thunder, Hyena, Ariyo, Aluta, etc

i enjoyed every bit of my stay in the hall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Greatest Zikite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hence you sound like if you still have a lot to learn mate, going to a rough school does not make your sharp, it just means you still need to educate yourself.

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Dude which year was this.

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just got caught recently with ma chick coming out of hostel after the normal visiting hours. it aint funny cos im stil paying for it at the security office.

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My first experience as a boarder was at Lutheran High School, Obot Idim. I was 10.5 years old and was homesick.

First, I was assigned to Luther House, part of the old colony. I absolutely detested the house, and quite frequently used to dodge morning duties. My name was not even on the rooster, which meant, the seniors did not even know of my existence in the dorms. Fortunately, the son of a family friend from my village brought me into his hostel, Ekong House, where I lived till I finished secondary school. The guy was very kind to me (he even used to wash my uniforms, and the money that my parents would give him as an appreciation, he earmarked for my care, how can I even thank this guy)

This house change was illegal, and they were some students who changed dormitories, either to escape a brutal senior student or to be with friends. Then came interhouse sports and some of the prefects were coming to various hostels, urging the 'relocation' (LOL) of roommates back to their dormitories. I was absolutely terrified that I will be forced to leave my new dormitory to my former dorm. Ekong House was known for being very liberal with students, rules were hardly enforced, including siesta, while Luther House was notorious for brutalities. I stayed in this house for six years, and grew attached to my dormitories, that the place still evokes sentimentality in my psyche. One of my friends as of last year, was asking me via email (and we are in our thirties) why I was so attached to the dorm (and as God knows, e no be my papa's house). But that's just me, I refused to let go. After my bucket got stolen in my first year, I lived in the hostel without a bucket for years, until my mother got me another one. Then, there was the issue of plates, I mean, even if your plates were missing, you could share a meal with a roommate/friend. Boarding house invoked a spirit of camaraderie amongst some students, but I tell you also, there was pure malice that bordered on the paranormal there.

Man, boarding house instilled a spirit of independence in me. I knew how to iron my clothes with box iron filled with hot charcoals, and even preferred it to electric iron, (unbelievable but true). I learnt to be independent, to study under harsh circumstances (remember reading your book with a lantern after lightsout), or drying your clothes at the generator house.

College: I lived off campus with my elder brother. At first, I would have loved to live in the hostels, but gradually realized that I was better off living off campus. Granted, there was the free water supply, the social activities in the hostels and all what not, but overall, I was better off living off campus.

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http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-51356.864.html

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my secondary school experience was nice only that they wanted to make me to be a homosexual but thanks God who made his grace sufficient for me and I was able to stand them all and make some repent and worship God.

I also represented my school in all seminary school football competition and i was the left back.

that's why i was called CARLOS and now my business name is also CARLOS VENTURES.

hostel is nice and if u want ur child to learn the normal life and develop adaptive attitude take him or her to the hostel cos any one that passes tru that must surely have something upstairs that will make him or her to survive in any environment both in plenty and in scarcity.

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Hostel experiences in a typical Nigerian Secondary School is just a separate thing from Uni Hostel Experience.

My boarding experience in FGC Ikot Ekpene was truly cruel but amazing. makes a memorable chapter in my amazing life so far!

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High School borders night (a day before vacation) Shelling, JSS1 vs JSS2, JSS3 vs SS1, SS2 vs SS3, everything goes. Who can ever forget those days,

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Were u an AWO boy too?

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UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS

I had a swell time in my uni days as well. Year 1 Enjoku hall,year 2 and 3  I switched gears to Jaja room A206 pricesly,poo!I  remember dem days,party all night from 11:45 to Green Lion n all dat. I remember Iya Calabar ,her rice was finger-licking, right across the hostel,we could only patronize her  at night cos if any babe see u there,ur job don knock be dat.Year 4 moved over to Bq,Ozolua  to be  precise,gbogbo boy. We had the school on our fingers tips then,however G.P.A was a major concern.Hence,fellowship straight up to BLW,every wednesdays main auditorium still we couldnt get our eyes off dem ladies in fellowship.May God forgive.At the end of the day,graduated without an extra  yr with a pretty decent grade.

POSTGRADUATE

BIRMINGHAM

I got an accommodation in the uni,but I was out a couple of weeks after,rented a house with  a couple of my men.This time around,I warned myself no messing about.Still, same poo everyday,with a lot focus thou. Graduated recently, now just letting the good tyme roll.The hard work is all done.Just  praying  for favour from Baba now.

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So much to share. Don't know where to start.

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University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC). 1st yr and 2nd yr =Mbonu Ojike Hostel, 3rd yrand 4th yr = Ojukwu Hostel [/b] My first day on campus, my friend called me and advised me not to listen to ''his friends'' that may come to ''toast'' me very soon. He gave me the advice cos he likes me and would want me to face my studies squarely.

Can't forget the matric day. The visitors had to drop small money for the boys in front of GH hostel before they are allowed to carry the food and drinks inside.

The toilet?  We use it immediately after it's cleaned every morning and in the night we use the best toilet in the world: THE BUSH.

What of the various bonfires and other shows on campus? Infact, if given another opportunity, Ill still prefer to stay in the hostel because that's where everything happens!

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UNIVERISTY OF LAGOS, JAJA HALL

it was a wonderful experience, the best stage of my life, spent 4 yrs in different room in the same hall, the facilities can sometimes be downright inhumane, but then we were young and could rough all sorts of conditions,

the social life was the bomb, still have loads of fond memories of my days in the hostel,

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Posted by: *Hauwa*

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Re, first and only year at UI na soso 'can i, can i' full am. you cook egusi, them go finish am, you cook ogbono, them go finish am, stew o, them go finish am. the can i was just too.

Which UI u dey talk about coz Uni-Ilorin safe de claim UI

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How you take know??  I became a one man army in school cos of that o. 

Thank God say man don settle down now sha.

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kokoye, nas you take spoil abi??

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Secondary School, Fun,was great to be free and independent,the only hassles came from Seniors sending u on silly errands and unsightly toilets.Visiting days and socials were always something to look 4ward to.

UniLag, Hostel accommodation is pretty much what u make of it.Stayed in almost all the halls in that school sef but the bestest u can get is a BQ or someplace near school but offcampus and in that case,its pretty much like living alone --- oh and peeps would always use style to crash at ur place.They'll go like "aww and its too late for me to strat going home",where they sleeping when it started get dark ni?

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UNIVERSITY: OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY

That was the first time I left my parents to live in the hostel. Hmmmmnnnn, I lived in Awo hall all my undegraduate live and I really enjoyed it.

It was an egalitarian environment. Nobody was above another. Nobody cared who you were. No big boy, no small boy. Despite the fact that the hall had over 350 rooms, almost all of us knew one another, especially for those not living in annexe. You can easily pick an Awo boy from among the crowd in academics. Awo boys were hardly gentle. The debates in TV room, the arguments in hostels, the aro reverberating from different angles, the ewa.zobot.day, the maximum shishi, the frequent fights with other halls of residence, the Awo cafe reading and other fun events/places.

In my final year I was officially given another hall, Faj, but I had to sell it and go and buy a room in Awo hall. I was so attached to the hall.

I had to write an article about the hall when I finished University, and published in The Nation newspaper: http://www.ask.com/bar?q=the+world+of+awo+hall&page=1&qsrc=0&ab=0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenationonlineng.com%2Fdynamicpage.asp%3Fid%3D40464

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Chei,for my sec sch eh,we hear wen.Senior use our eye see pepper.No vex, the name of my sec sch is Command Secondary School,Ipaja,Lagos.

Now i can live very conveniently and comfortably on my own,thks to the training i got from my sec sch.Infact,i am very independent.Presently,i'm in the university and i must say that i don't travel home every two seconds,I know how to endure no matter what.When my friends are going home and i ask them why,they give me silly excuses like:

i'm missing my mum

i'm missing my younger ones

i'm missing daddy

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first and only year at UI na soso 'can i, can i' full am. you cook egusi, them go finish am, you cook ogbono, them go finish am, stew o, them go finish am. the can i was just too much, phew!

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