Housing Department hosts Spring 2020 Hostel Opening Meeting

Bonface Inganga addresses the hostel residents during the Spring 2020 Hostel Opening meeting.
By Nalenhle T Moyo
The Housing Department in collaboration with the Counselling Centre recently hosted the spring 2020 Hostel Opening meeting for residents. In attendance were Geoffrey Owino and Bonface Inganga from the Housing Department, Lydia Winda from the Counselling Centre and 55 hostel residents.
Mr. Inganga welcomed the first-time residents by giving them a chance to introduce themselves and share their expectations. The room was filled with excitement and curiosity as returning residents could not wait to know more about the new additions in the hostel.
The DRAB and entertainment committee then gave their presentation on the upcoming activities which included a day trip to Aberdare National Park, an overnight trip to Kilifi and barbeque. The presentation was made by DRAB members and a number of residents promised that they will be taking part in activities. The Resident Assistants were given a chance to introduce themselves and state the expectations of the students. Residents were also given updates on the recent developments including the Wi-Fi that had been installed in the rooms, new landscaping and the repainting of the old block.
Lydia Winda from the counselling Centre made a presentation on drugs, sex and alcohol which are issues that tend to affect university students. She emphasized the importance of staying true to one's self and choosing one’s company wisely. She brought to light the alarming rate of academic dismissals in the last year stating that most of these are caused by students losing track of their goals. She encouraged students to find activities that can keep them occupied and to get involved in what goes on around campus and to never fear seeking help from the counsellors.

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