Divine Word University now has a new double floor male dormitory worth over K2 million.
The President of DWU, Professor Fr Philip Gibbs, made this announcement recently to cater for the new and continuing students coming in this year.
According to Fr Gibbs, the construction of the new dorm took up to six months to complete.
He said that new dormitories are a replacement of the old boys’ cottages and that the new dorm should be up and ready for use before the end of this month.
“The students should be able to use the new dormitory once we’ve received a residence certificate. This is the perfect timing as students will soon be resuming school.”
Gibbs however said that the dormitory can only cater for half of the male student population alone.
This being that the number of students coming in to study at DWU has increased this year.
“So far we have estimated that seventy-two students will be able to have accommodation whilst a total of 150 students will still need accommodation.”
Gibbs added that for now the students will have to bunk up in rooms.
“The University still needs two more male dorms, however, we don’t have the funds to do so as we also have other major costs to cover in the school.”
“We hope that this issue is sorted out so that we can stop inconveniences like this for students in the future.”
With the recent loan borrowed by the University to cover costs towards the end of last year, Fr Gibbs said that the construction of new dormitories will be put on hold for now until there is some sort of funding given or raised.