Still on the hostel parole… Last week, we posted a comment on one of our posts that the hostel application would be out last Wednesday. This was based on genuine information gotten from the COMPSSA excos and the Dean of Students Affairs.
Well, on Wednesday,first thing in the morning, I checked, others checked, prolly you checked too. But there was no hostel portal in existence. I know many of you would want to crucify me (it’s Easter) for posting wrong info, but we were right. CMUL MEDILAG LUTH students’ hostel portal was meant to open on Wednesday but the date has been postponed due to some discrepancies.
As you read on, I’d let you know what these difficulties are, their resolutions and when the hostel application portal would be functional again.
As I was saying, on Wednesday, the CMUL Site had no link to any hostel portal. I made a mental note to see the COMPSSA Gen sec about it (I’m getting wary of the DSA, the guy go soon change am for us) after class (of course, na medicine I come read,not journalism).
Some Medigist Meditors(excluding me) were at the COMPSSA Office and were given a low down on the situation. We bumped into the COMPSSA gen sec later in the evening and he collaborated their account.
According to him, the number of students applying for space this year exceeds the available spaces. This issue has to be fixed before the hostel allocation can begin. In search of a resolution, all the student leaders met in the common room to discuss a solution. According to MedicAnthos, COMPSSA executives and departmental excos met with the DSA and two possible resolutions were put forward involving some sacrifice on the part of some parties.
We were given a low down on these solutions and their ripple effects( paragraphs worth of gist) but sadly, we’re not in the right position to give out such information. However, we can tell you that steps are being made to make sure everything is ready for the hostel application to begin after the Easter holidays, possibly on Tuesday.
We can also tell you that the process will be sped up this year because of the delays already encountered. So instead of the usual two months wait after application to move in, everything should not take up to three weeks to finalize this time. I dunno how most part 1 students would cope sha, but as for most us in Medigist, floating is the way! Thank you Archimedes!
awon floaters in action
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