Midlands State University (MSU) is set to become the country’s largest institution of higher learning after it acquired an additional 188 hectares of land for its expansion.
MSU bursar Prosper Kutyauripo told journalists last Friday, the university, which already has 164 hectares, recently acquired 188 hectares from government at a cost of $2 million.
Kutyauripo said a chapel, medical school with up to 1 000 beds, a foster hotel as well as a sporting complex would be built on the piece of land.
“It is our near future plan to develop the land which we acquired and our main thrust is to construct more buildings as well as a sporting complex,” said Kutyauripo.
“We are only waiting for the master plan since the architects have already done their job.”
Meanwhile, the new administration block, which has been under construction for seven years, is set for completion at the end of this month.
“The university got assistance of $1,5 million from the government to finish the building by the end of this month and we are expecting to open it soon,” said Kutyauripo.
“We have also engaged local developers to offer infrastructure for accommodation since we are facing challenges of accommodation for our students.”