Exposed:The Rot In Govt College Doma Where 860 Students Share Only 50 Seats, 2 English Teachers(See Photos)

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Rabiu Omaku


The recent discovery in Government College Doma, In Nasarawa State is a clear testimony that our educational sector is in quandary.


It was reliably gathered that Government College Doma which was one of the best College even during the days of Teachers College was a shadow of itself.

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A visit to the principal office, the administrative head of the College was a tales of fallen ceiling with no access to fresh breeze while the only available lavatory (toilet) was a sanctuary for reptiles and rodents.


The school which have over fifteen classrooms with a population of 860 students has no fewer than 50 Seats,and out of the 50 seats almost 30 are provided by the Parents Teachers Association.

A complete classroom block collapsed

Another untold story of the College was a collapsed classroom block built in 2006,a block housing computer centre.



A visit to the kitchen of the College was a tales of empty kitchen, this foist the College into borrowing money from individual and food vendors to fed the students.


A staff who pleaded anonymity said the College is indebted to as many food vendors, adding that the College would be able to maintain one food vendor.


“If we collected food this month, next month we will go to another food vendor because we were not able to pay them”.


Findings by revealed that the inability of the State Government to supply food to the boarding school with a population of 860 students is having negative effect on the lives of the students.

Second staff rest room

A trip to the College kitchen unveiled that students are underfed with the available food in the school store.


Another challenge of the College was the porosity of the boarding school sharing boundary with residence.



Government College was in dire need of potable drinking water until the Swift intervention of the Royal Highness, the Andoma of Doma, Alhaji.Ahmadu Aliyu Ogah who bring succor to the school by providing motorized borehole  to ease the suffering of the students.

Entrance to the toilet

“The water project at Government College Doma was part of my responsibility as a royal father to intervene in area of need”.


The principal, Yakubu, a product of 1988 declined comment over the pitiable State facilities ranging from acute shortage of academic staff especially teachers of English Language and Mathematics.


Feelers revealed that the College have a population of 42 academic staff, which two are graduate of English Language and one graduate of Mass Communication as English teachers while Mathematics have 3 teachers.

A complete classroom block collapsed

Other challenges of the College are absence of Library and Science Laboratory, lack of electricity, porosity of girls hostel while the over ten units of staff quarters which was 80 percent completion were abandoned.


The State Commissioner of education, Fati Jimeta Sabo would not be reached for comment as at press time.

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