Vacancy: Principal, Nigeria

The Board of the Trust is currently seeking to appoint a dynamic, experienced and inspirational Principal to prepare, launch and lead GCU from September 2020. This will be a challenging and exciting project, to relaunch Government College Umuahia, and bring it once again to the forefront of excellent educational provision in Africa. For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Edward Clark on +44(0)1256 862840 or +44 (0)7718 588616, or email at To apply for the post, please visit and submit your up to date CV and a formal letter of application quoting code GCU. The letter should incorporate how you meet the person specification, why you are applying for the position and what particular attributes and qualities you would bring to the role.

Key Dates
Closing date: 7 April 2020
Shortlist interviews: 20, 21 April 2020 (in London)
Final Interviews: 14, 15 May 2020 (in Nigeria)

The Fisher Educational Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.

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Fisher Trust Chairman’s 2017 Message

Chairman’s 2017 Message

Dear Umuahians,

As we journey into the New year, I welcome everyone and thank you all for your contributions to the successes so far achieved in the GCU Restoration effort in 2016.

The significant milestones of 2016 which includes;
      a. Achievement of the N100 million Seed Funding target.
      b. Production of Phase 1 of the GCU Masterplan.
      c. Stoppage of admissions into JSS 1 marking the commencement of the                       transition period to the new GCU.
      d. Hiring of a CEO, among others are contained in the Fisher Trust Newsletter of            January 2017 which has been forwarded to your mails.
We also made some progress in the plan to hire a Principal. We achieved progress as well in our data collection framework and introduced the Fisher Trust Monthly Newsletter.  However, we are still a long way from our target of N1 Billion requirement for Phase 1 rehabilitation.
The economic headwinds of the last two years might persist for a little bit longer, so we must focus to decisively achieve all our target goals this year.
      1. Achieving the N1 Billion fundraising target.
      2. Commencing physical rehabilitation of GCU
      3. Hiring of a Principal.
Achieving these goals will require greater dedication, commitment, resilience, sacrificial mindset, unity of purpose and ingenuity. We cannot afford to go to sleep, instead we must work with an absolute sense of mission.
I encourage us all to continue to work together as a family, spreading the Restoration message, leveraging our resources, networks and relationships to actualise and sustain the GCU Restoration Project. You will agree with me that for the future development of our people and nation, education is key.
The accomplished milestones for 2016 is cause for enthusiasm. This year dear Umuahians, we have much to do but I am encouraged by the growing support and resilience of the Umuahian spirit.  I therefore look forward to a year of greater involvement and success. Have a great year ahead.
May we shine as one

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GCU Restoration Project Updates

GCU Restoration Project Updates

Dear Umuahian,

You may recall that the concerted effort by the Old Boys of Government College, Umuahia to secure the release of the College and restore it as a citadel of excellence finally bore fruit on December 22, 2014.  It was the day that the Trust Deed was executed between the Fisher Trust and Abia State Government for which the entire Old Boys, home and abroad, are deeply grateful. So at the turn of the year 2015 (Fisher Trust’s first year of existence), the immediate priorities of the Trust were the setting up and formalization of administrative and other structures that would drive the GCU Restoration Project. These plans and programs were:

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