CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Garages Turned Into Students' Hostels

Landlords in Nakuru are cashing in on the rapid growth of colleges in the town.

The establishment of Egerton University's town campus, University of Nairobi's College of Extra Mural Studies and numerous tertiary colleges have led to an influx of students into the town, pushing up demand for housing.

As a result of the inrush, what used to be family houses are now packed with double-deck beds and rented to students while garages have been turned into kitchens.
from The Nation (Nairobi)

The students here in Canada and the US really have a much better situation on the surface - at least in residences. Outside of residence and in the surrounding area we too may have situations similar those in this article!


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