FGGC Benin OGA UK 10th Anniversary Summer Ball 2019

Federal Government Girls’ College, Benin City was one of the 1st 13 Federal Unity Schools established by the Federal Government of Nigeria, as part of the Government’s policy after the civil war to promote harmony & instil a sense of patriotism across the country, ‘Pro Unitate’ to enable gifted Nigerian children receive quality education irrespective of state, tribe & culture & a positive step to boost Girls Education in Nigeria, with at least one ‘Federal Girls’ only’ school in each state. 

FGGC Benin-City was established on 15 October 1973 with 10 academic & 12 non-academic staff & 72 students. 

Admission to FGGC Benin was by a rigorous national entrance exam & very high academic standards. College houses were named after prominent Nigerian heroines, politicians & previous principals: Eweka; Tinubu; Moremi; Amina; Jaja; Emotan; Adesuwa; Macaulay; Omigie. 

FGGC Benin OGAUK (aka Fediben OGAUK) is a non-political, non-profit voluntary body spearheaded by the first and founding president Fiona Yetunde Macaulay & 35 UK alumni in July 2009. The current president is Mrs Vivian Iguyovwe with 60 members. Quarterly  meetings are held with two annual events in July & December. Their focus is on: growth; linkage; implementation of impactful projects; fundraising & collaboration with other bodies. 

Achievements include: Kitchen Grinder; library books; 37.5KVA generator; 30-seater school bus; items for the dining hall, kitchen & sick bay; repair of cloakrooms. 

On Saturday 29th June, Fediben OGAUK will host an all-night Summer Ball to mark its 10th Anniversary with a raft of fun activities at the prestigious Hatfield House in Hertfordshire (www.hatfield-house.co.uk) from 5pm-12.30am.

For tickets go to – http://buytickets.at/fedibenogauk/255825 

For sponsorship email uksocials@fggcbeninoga.org



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