The Federal Government College Enugu (FGCE), popularly called fedi, is a secondary or high school in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. The school was created by the Nigerian government in 1973 as one of the federally funded “Unity schools” to bring together students from regions across Nigeria. The school has facilities for both boarding and day students. Students range from Junior Secondary One (JS1) through Senior Secondary Three (SS3). Students must complete the Federal Common Entrance Exams to apply for attendance
The secondary school has produced a number of prominent alumni, including former governors of Kaduna State and Cross River State, Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu, a Nigerian-American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist who was the first to discover and publish findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players while working at the Allegheny County Coroner’s Office in Pittsburgh, ministers, captains of industry, and a number of other highly placed individuals in society.
FGCE has an outstanding academic reputation and boasts an enviable history of sports triumphs. The school is situated on a large campus in independence layout, an upscale residential area in the heart of Enugu, the capital city of Enugu State. The school has been outstanding in academic performance and was honoured as the Best Unity in WAEC May/June 2002.
Therefore, since inception the college has passed through the following principals, namely:
- Mr. Imana M.O 1973-1975
- Mr. Fayusi T.A 1975-1976
- Mr. Abolade J.O 1976-1980
- Mr. Adigwe I.C.J 1980-1989
- Mr. Abia S.N 1989-1995
- Sir Nnamonu S.C 1995-2001
- Dr. Akpam S.N 2001-2002
- Dr. Okugo A.O 2002-2003
- Dr.(Mrs) Oguh D.C 2003-2005
- Mrs. Okpomo V.I 2005-2008
- Mr. Essan M.O 2008-2012
- Mrs. Onwughalu I.U 2012-2014
- Elder Mrs Uko K. Igweola 2014-2016
- Mrs. Alfred, Helen Olufunmilayo 2017-Present
FGCE Old Students Association
FGCE have a very active old students body. Set up to promote strong student and alumni relationships through service to the school, members have assisted the school in several ways both individually and collectively e.g. provision of utility bus, maintenance of classroom blocks, hostels and dining hall, sponsoring of teachers on workshops, provision of seats, textbooks, organisation of career talks for SS3 students etc.