Federal Government Girls College, Benin City (FGGC Benin) is a federal government funded girl’s institution that prepares young girls for the future. FGGC Benin is located in Benin City, Edo State in the Midwestern region of Nigeria, West Africa. Our Vision is to foster a spirit of oneness and national unity among students. Our Mission is to insulate the spirit of leadership and self-discipline in the students through their participation in the management of classroom, boarding house, year groups, cultural and social organizations and develop individual talents in sports. Federal Government Girls' College, Benin City has very strong alumni associations in the United Kingdom, United States of America and Nigeria.
The College strives to maintain a fine balance between high academic standards and encouraging personal development of the individual through interaction with others; accomplished through participation in a wide range of extracurricular activities including the Annual House Festival of Arts and Inter-House Sports Games.
It has passed through its own vicissitudes due to varying academics policies and the various government educational reforms from the Babs Fafunwa’s 6-3-3-4 to Ezekwezeli’s 9-3-4, and now back to the 6-3-3-4. The college like its contemporaries has an array of college activities and has a hostel life incorporated with various extra-curricular activities which helps the all-round development of the students. With hostels named after Benin heroins, the college boasts of Adesuwa house clad in Blue, Emotan house adorn the yellow check, Eweka house in purple, Omigie house (a mix of various houses created to help ease the congestion in the other hostels), Moremi house wonderfully looking in their red check.
It also encourages respect and so combines both senior and junior students, and tries to reduce to the barest minimum the various cases of bullying that is not alien to systems run like this. The senior girl and the various prefects work hand-in-hand with the college staff to ensure a smooth running of the school.