Greener Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research Vol. 3 (1), pp. 001-011, January 2013
ISSN: 2276-7835 © 2011 Greener Journals
Post Occupancy Evaluation of on-Campus Students Hall of Residence: A Case Study of Obafemi Awolowo Hall of Residence Ile-Ife
Akinluyi M. Lawrence
Department of Architecture Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji,
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The rate of increase in the number of young people seeking university or other higher institution and diversity of their needs makes the issue of students housing a particular problem. Today “housing the student” is one of the major problems facing most of our institution of higher learning. This paper, however, described the study that report the post occupancy evaluate of students residential environment in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in terms of its use and responses with reference to case study in the university. The main objectives of this study are: to examine the socio-economic characteristics of the users; to access and evaluate the students use and response pattern to spaces within the hall of residence; to examine the quality of student housing in terms of its users response to the facilities and services provided. In order to achieve the desired aim and objectives of this research work, data will be obtained through primary and secondary source. This includes the distribution of structured questionnaires prepared through the information relating to post occupancy evaluation of student’s residential environment. 10% questionnaires of the total no of rooms at Obafemi Awolowo hall of residence were administered to the students of the hall which amount to 75 numbers of questionnaires 10/100 X 750. Where 750 = number of rooms in Obafemi Awolowo hall of residence. The implications of these results were analysed and discussed.
Key words: Post Occupancy Evaluation, Use and Response, On-campus, Hall of Residence.