OOU hostel fees and accommodation guide for freshers [new students].

Accommodation is one of the basic needs of human beings, neglecting the age, religion, color or race.

If you have been offered admission into Olabisi Onabanjo University then you need to know how and where you are going to live.

Whether your admission was via direct entry [DE] or UTME, you need to read this post.


You are not only going to see the cost of oou hostel but you are also going to discover alternatives.


Oou admission 2020/2021

How much is OOU Hostel Fees for 2020/2021

There are three [3] different hostels in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.

Their names and amount have been listed below.

Name of HostelPrice in Naira

Please note that it is a one-time payment and you can’t pay it twice or thrice.

There are matrons or patrons that you are going to meet at the hostel for payment.

They are going to give you the account number to pay to; you can then go to the bank inside the school to pay.

You are going to take the bank slip back to them.

You are going to be given a receipt after you have successfully made the payment.

Make sure you do photocopies for reference purpose.

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Is the Hostel Compulsory for Everybody?

No, it is not made compulsory for everybody and it is not even enough to accommodate all the students in Olabisi Onabanjo University.

However, it has been made compulsory for some departments or let me say faculties.

  • Medicine and surgery.
  • All Engineering Departments.
  • Fine Arts.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Law.

If you are in any of the department/faculty above, you are to pay the hostel fees. If you are not, you are allowed to rent a house outside the school.

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Alternatives to Olabisi Onabanjo University Hostel

As I made mention before; it is not possible for the school hostel to contain all students of the university.

There are two major alternatives to the school hostel.

You either find a hostel outside the school or rent a house, they are almost the same.

If you are in any of the departments I mentioned above, don’t go and rent any house.

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Things to Check When Looking For Accommodation

These are the basic things you should look out for when finding where to live.

  • Closeness to the school.
  • Water availability.
  • How secure that place is.
  • Check the area if you are comfortable with it.
  • Cost.

Make sure you do research before renting a room in any house.

Not everyone will like to live in the hostel, even at this if your faculty or department has not been made compulsory for the school hostel you may want to rent a house.

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