FGC Port Harcourt. 

Federal Government College Port Harcourt was founded in January 1972 by the Federal Military Government under the leadership of General Yakubu Gowon. The reason behind the establishment of this co-educational institution was to promote unity and provide remarkably good secondary level education for Nigerian youths.


Federal Government College Port Harcourt was a second generation Unity School that effectively took off on the 25th of January, 1973. The school started off at the premises of the former Niger Grammar School (now Elechi Amadi Polytechnic) Rumuola Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


The pioneer principal of Federal Government College Port Harcourt was Mr. J. Banjoko who served between 23rd January, 1972 and 31st August 1973. Students were enrolled  into Forms 1 and Lower 6. There were four houses under which students were grouped namely; RED, YELLOW, GREEN and BLUE. 


The very first Head Boy/Senior Prefect was IGNIS EKWE while the First Head Girl was GLORIA UMERAH.


Following the expiration of Mr. Banjoko’s tenure in 1973,  the underlisted Principals served at the old site.


Mr. K.H. Kerr          {3rd September, 1973 – 30th September, 1976}

Mr. J.T.  Udofia       {1st October, 1976 – 15th November, 1978}

Mr. B. Okon            {16th November, 1978 – 6th September, 1979}

Mr. M.C. Ebo          {6th September, 1979 – 31st October, 1985}


On the 23rd of  February 1981, Federal Government College moved to its permanent site and current location in Rumuokoro community, Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. Thus Mr. M.C. Ebo was the first Principal at the new site.


The school was situated on a large expanse of land with numerous structures and buildings including the boys and girls dormitories, classroom blocks, laboratories, typing pool, administrative block, dinning hall, sick bay, living quarters for both academic and non academic staff etc.


With the increase in student population, new classroom arms were created and the houses were increased to eight and renamed as follows; HONOUR, LOYALTY, GLORY, FREEDOM, FAITH, CHARITY, PEACE and UNITY. These names were derived from the Nigerian national anthem and pledge.


A number of Principals have served Federal Government College, Port Harcourt at its permanent site and they are as follows;



School Anthem

FEDGOCOL Port Harcourt 
Our noble institution
From all over the country
We come with new spirit
We plant a tree of unity 
In our land.

To national awareness
We pledge our honour
To academic excellence
We pledge our honour
To parental devotion 
We pledge our honour
To sports development
We pledge our honour
So God, So God, So God, help us all.

We lay our foundation
So solid and strong
Our promise to our nation
So strong and safe
To hand unto others
A tradition unbeaten
For this, we promise
our noble institution. 


Federal Government College Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. 


To produce students who are morally sound, and educationally viable.


To enhance gentlemanly traits in the male students and help the girls to become ladies. To encourage group work and harmonious living. To crave for excellence in academics.


Pro Unitate - "For Unity".​