Government College Umuahia

Nigerian / British Curriculum
Student Population
Academic Year
2021/2022 Academic Session
Application Fee
10 000
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About Us

Government College Umuahia (GCU) founded in 1929 by Robert Fisher and recently acquired from the government by the Old Boys  and managed by a team of reputable Old Boys known as the Fisher Educational  Development Trust (FEDT) is an all boys, world class residential secondary school located in Umuahia, Abia State.

GCU (as it is called) offers a combination of the British and Nigerian  curricula with a focus on excellence. The school runs a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focused curriculum whilst not disparaging the Art and Humanities.

We are poised at educating students to become world leaders who can innovate and solve 21st century challenges. GCU is committed to academic excellence; situated in a safe and serene  environment and developing great leaders for a dynamic global society.

Deeply rooted in the values and legacy of our core heritage, GCU believes  in the dignity  and worth of each child, little wonder, we pride ourselves in  our strong and distinguished Alumni who have excelled at their various  careers, yet owe allegiance to the values, education and strong heritage of
Government College Umuahia.

We have distinguished Alumni members- Chinua Achebe, the multiple  international award winning novelist, Gabriel Okara, a renowned poet, Christopher Okigbo and a host of others. Our name resonates in the political sphere- we have a range of great  alumni who have served Nigeria- Dr Okwi Nwodo, a former Governor of  Anambra State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, Mr  Achike Udenwa, a former governor of Imo State, etc.

We are proud of our 100 years legacy! The modern GCU is technology driven. Our students and faculty are exposed and use 21 century learning-teaching skills. We have learning support to assist slow achievers to meet their set targets. Our learning support meets with international standards. For meaningful and impact learning to take place, our class is designed for small group meetings. That way our teachers can reach each boy whilst nurturing them to their full potentials.

Our faculty is world class. We have recruited the best of teachers across  the country. The principal, Mr Anaclayto Springfield, heads the faculty. GCU affords every child the opportunity to explore, create, collaborate, think critically and have grit. Our curriculum is embedded in skill teaching  and acquisition. We expose our students to 21st century skills; then give  them the opportunity to exhibit these skills.

We are a private international global school situated in the hospitality and rich cultural values of Nigeria. Therefore, GCU is an international school  built on Nigerian soil.

Programs Offered
Secondary Education
Admission Requirements

*Students seeking admissions to Year 7 must be 10 years.
*All applicants must have an average score of 65% at the Entrance Test.
*All students must demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to admissions.
*All previous school records must be officially submitted in original versions;
*Additional support and instructions are available to international students during the admissions process.
*Parents/Guardians are required to submit and acknowledge all documentations pertaining to their child’s admissions to the college including child’s medical history, medical test, emergency contact numbers, etc.
*Parents/Guardians and students are also required to sign all school policies before resumption.

Admission Procedures

Purchase the electronic online application form for ₦10,000 by clicking on the button below.

Submit the completed application form with the following documents:

2 recent passport photographs (not more than 6 months old)

Photocopy of candidate’s birth certificate or international passport data page

Immunization record and medical report (after the admission is offered)

Applicants will undergo an online or physical entrance test.

Entrance Test Dates:
* Saturday January 29 2022
* Saturday February 26 2022
* Saturday March 26 2022
* Saturday May 28 2022
Tests will run simultaneously for both physical and virtual.


First established in 1929 by Rev Robert Fisher, Government College Umuahia (GCU) is famous for having produced giants in the fields of politics, literature, economics, and education to name but a few. It is upon the shoulders of these giants that we stand and introduce to you the new GCU.

The passion and values instilled in the Old Boys has driven them to rebuild their Alma Mater to create a 21st century school to develop 21st century skills. If these values resonate with you, then GCU is the institution for you. The core focus of GCU will be the pursuit of excellence. This will cut across academics, sport, social skills, as well as developing good morals and values in the young men of GCU. Our aim is that all students achieve beyond their potential and become lifelong learners, able to take their place as Global Citizens in International Communities around the world.

We will be presenting a 21st century curriculum – the traditional and the modern. Our curriculum includes Coding and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, English, Arts and Mathematics.) Our staff is made up of highly skilled passionate professionals, who will be introduced to you in due course. We look forward to welcoming you and your ward to GCU.

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Extra Curricular Activities
Football, Basket ball, Volley ball, Coding and Robotics, Hand Ball, Tennis, Music, Chess, Fencing, Young Farmers, JETS and Animation Clubs etc.
Subjects Offered
Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, ICT, PSHE, Business Studies, French, Nigerian Languages(Ibo, Yoruba, Hausa),Home Economics, Agricultural Science, Basic Technology, P.E, Religious Studies
Examinations Prepared Students For
Security Measures In School
Mesh Fence, Wall Fence, Trenches, CCTV Cameras, Uniformed Guards, Local Vigilante Group, Patrol Police
School Address

Ikot - Ekpene Road
Umuahia South LGA Abia

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