Federal Government College Kano was founded in February 1973, with a student population of fewer than 100 pupils in a site that was an abandoned military barrack with no electricity or water.
However the school had the good fortune of having an experienced and dedicated educationist and administrator, Mr. Derek John Bullock, a British National, as one of its early principals. Mr. Bullock, once the principal of Government College Ibadan, worked hard to nurture and grow the institution, overcoming immense obstacles, and through his compassionate style and fatherly demeanour, developed a generation of detribalized Nigerian leaders and professionals.
Federal Government College Kano grew to become a model institution that can be credited with graduating many of Nigeria’s current leaders in both the public and private sector. The school has produced amongst several others, notable and distinguished Nigerians including Danbaba Suntai, the current governor of Taraba State, Air vice Marshal Christian Chukwu of the Nigerian Airforce, as well as distinguished members of the private sectors and armed forces, including renowned captains of industries.
A product of a Federal Government College Kano is easy to tell apart in today’s Nigeria by their depth of knowledge across multiple disciplines and the sphere of friends across various ethnic and religious divides. It is gratifying to note that the high academic standard and detribalized mind-set has remained with the Alumni of Federal Government College Kano.
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