The students’ Affairs Division under the leadership of Professor Ademola Adeleke did a good Job in the last balloting process for bed space allocation. The balloting process was timely and free and fair in its distribution. Students did not need to wait till the eighth week of resumption before balloting, nor the scenario where it seems the bed spaces have been allocated to ghosts. This is an improvement to what used to be obtainable and is worthy of acknowledgements.
However, students have not been fair to themselves, selling of bed space continues to be another challenge that challenges the fairness of the process; it shows that most of the lucky ones are those that do not need the bed space in the first place. The bed space is now being sold to those who are in need of it at a higher price. To the person selling –it is business, to the person buying-it is extortion, whichever way, the both are indulging in an illegitimate act.
It is high time students change their perception about the selling of bed space, rather than seeing it as a business opportunity, they should rather see it as illegitimate as it is, it is against the rules of the school and it is therefore illegitimate. Let’s be considerate, if you do not need the bed space, don’t bother balloting, and allow those that need it get it.