Federal Government College Enugu Old Students Association (FGCEOSA) is the umbrella body for all alumni of Federal Government College Enugu (FGCE). Membership of FGCEOSA is free and takes effect immediately upon graduation from the school.
The association’s national secretariat is located on the second floor of the administrative block of the school’s Independence Layout premises.
The school graduated its first set of students in 1978 and currently has a network that spans every single state in Nigeria and across every continent on earth. This network is presently governed by a National Executive Council, a Board of Trustees and Patrons, the FGCEOSA alumni family is huge.
In broad terms, the primary objective of FGCEOSA is to promote close relations between FGCE alumni and their alma mater, ensure that programs are initiated and developed for the benefit of alumni and the school, and assist the school in its development and pursuit of academic excellence.
In other words, FGCEOSA provides a national platform for all old students of FGCE to interact, and contribute positively towards the concentric progress of the institution, the Nigerian education sector and Nigeria.
Specifically, FGCEOSA aims to fulfil the following strategic objectives:
- Promote national unity and integration among the diverse peoples, cultures and religions of Nigeria in line with the founding ideology of Federal Government College Enugu in particular and Unity schools in general;
- Promote academic excellence and scholarship as core and indelible values in Federal Government College Enugu in particular and the Nigerian educational sector in general;
- Encourage the development of leadership skills among students and alumni of Federal Government College Enugu;
- Acquire, manage, control, administer and invest in Federal Government College Enugu in line with government policies and objectives—solely or in collaboration with other individual parties or corporate bodies; advocate and influence policies and enactments in manners favourable to Federal Government College Enugu at all levels of government;
- Provide avenues for networking and collaboration among members;
- Develop, implement, form alliances and partnerships for and undertake advocacy initiatives as a civil society/non-governmental organisation; and
- Undertake projects or anything that is reasonably incidental or consequential to the furtherance of these aims and objectives.
Consequently, our various alumni associations, chapters and sets have ongoing student career and academic mentorship programmes, leadership programmes, teachers’ upskilling programmes, and alumni often volunteer their time at school academic and social events. These programmes and engagements are designed to not only support the students throughout their stay in FGCE, but also to help them develop the personality and the skill sets necessary to keep pace in a competitive future job market.
Furthermore, our various groupings have continued to embark on capital intensive infrastructure interventions to improve students’ welfare.
All these projects have been primarily funded by alumni.