Presently, Federation University Dustin-ma, Katsina State (FUDMA) operates on two separate Halls of Residence, male and female. The male hall of residence is however of two branches with one located deep in the town, Hayin-Gada Street to be precise while the other one is located in Darawa, a village close to the school take-off campus along Katsina road. Likewise the Female hall of residence, there are also two branches. The first one is located at Isa Keita College of Education while the other branch is located right inside the school take-off campus. The male hall of residence located in Hayin-Gada is mainly for 100L level students- fresh students while the other one located in Darawa , for 400L and 500L- final year students only. The Female halls of residence are believed not split into categories like the male hall.
However, in these halls of residence, there are basic Dos and Don’ts put in place to checkmate or regulate certain activities of the student occupants, especially the new students coming in to take abode in these halls. This article intends to look at some of those basic principles put in place so as to help equip new students with the foreknowledge of things obtainable in the halls. It will also serve as guide to achieving a successful stay in any of the halls.
The first of these basic Dos and Don’ts is the use of gas cylinder. In the school halls of residence, the use of gas cylinder is completely prohibited, and any student caught with it risks ejection from the hall and also stands the chance to face further punishment from the school authority.
Secondly, the use some electrical appliances such as hot plate and water heater, etc,… This is not tolerated at all, and any student caught using any of the above mentioned appliances wrongly, particular with generator when put on at night stands the chance of losing it.
Also in the halls of residence, as a student occupant, you are not permitted to fight against anybody. Peradventure you are offended by anybody, it is advisable you visit the residential officers and a make formal report of whatever be the problem to them for proper handling. But going on to fight without this step taken, you stand the chance of forfeiting your space in the hall of residence and you could be further punished.
Another thing that must not be tried by students occupying these halls of residence is stealing. Stealing is the worst act a student must not be caught in here because it has zero mercy. It is better not tried at all because of the dangers that follow. In this case, such student will not only be suspended from the hall of residence but could as well risk rustication.
Furthermore, partying, defacing of room walls, secret association, inviting opposite sex to the hall of residence without formal permission, fighting with the officers in charge of the residence, destroying school properties, waging of bed space and messing up the vicinities, all attract severe punishment from the school authority.
Moreover, students are to report to their respective hall keepers or officers any suspicious movement or strange face found around. Also, they are to report any electrical issues to the officers in charge of the hall for fixing and not to be attempted by self. Make a report of any poor welfareism such as low water supply and first aid system.
Finally, as distinguished students of this noble institution, and who wish to have a wonderful stay in any of the halls of residence, it is of utmost priority that you must comply and adhere strictly to these set rules.
Note: this is not an all encompassing write up, recommending all the rules guiding the use of these halls of residence but a sketch of some basic Dos and Don’ts that the new incoming students must be aware of.
NAME: LAWAL, OLAMILEKAN ANGEL
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