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OUR VALUES

GCU’s values made it great

Discipline

“OBC, ‘obey before complain’, that was the first Umuahian law.”

Service

“We were imbued with a sense of higher purpose. Money was not the be all and end all.”

Excellence

“We held ourselves and each other to high standards of excellence in everything, especially academics.”

Determination

“GCU students were determined to be the best. The drive to succeed was instilled in all of us.”

Meritocracy

“It did not matter who your father was, the same standard and same rules applied to everyone.”

Integrity

“If a student broke the rules, he was not revered by others. He was admonished as a let down to all of us. We expected better.”


Milestones


As an institution, GCU led the country to a number of academic firsts



GCU Today

Government College Umuahia today is a shadow of its old self


No Old Boy would even think of sending his son to GCU today. That is the tragedy of the situation right there - Old Boy quote

GCU is no longer able to attract families who otherwise feel a strong loyalty to the school and to Umuahia


Interview quotes from concerned Old Boys

“So many families in the diaspora want to send their children home for secondary education, but when they look here they do not see anywhere their child can go”

“No Old Boy would even think of sending his son to GCU today. That is the tragedy of the situation right there”

“I have sent my children to Jesuit College in Abuja and Hilton College in South Africa. Of course I would have preferred they attend GCU if it still offered excellence”

“God forgive us for allowing this situation to fester for this long. How did we let this happen?”