Support GCU

Providing the platform and resources for quality education and a sustained legacy.

The Government College Umuahia Endowment Fund

GCU is committed to nurturing and equipping succeeding generations of young men with the skills they need to become global changemakers and leaders across all spheres.

Over the course of several years, GCU old boys have given their time and resources to rebuild GCU under the aegis of the Fisher Educational Development Trust.

This legacy of giving was largely inspired by our pioneer Principal, Rev. Robert Fisher, who willed the residual estate from the sale of his home and other assets in England to GCU.

The Fisher Trust is committed to ensuring GCU’s long-term sustainability and the Government College Umuahia Endowment Fund has been set up as GCU’s fundraising vehicle.

The GCU Endowment Fund is managed by a six-man Investment Committee. Eqis Capital, USA is the fund’s financial adviser, offering multi-custody options through Goldman Sachs, Schwab, Fidelity, etc. as well as access to other global fund managers.

In addition to Eqis, the Fund will also appoint European and Nigerian fund managers. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the Fund’s statutory auditor.

We invite old boys and friends of GCU to join us in achieving our aim by making legacy gifts or providing recurring or one-off donations to the GCU Endowment Fund.

For Nigerian Local Transfers:​

For Nigerian local transfers:
Zenith Bank Plc
GCU Endowment Fund
Naira account number: 1218339694
USD Domiciliary account number: 5071921711

For International Transfers:

Citibank N. A, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB Sort Code: 18-50-08 Swift Address: CITIGB2L IBAN No: GB80CITI18500810407941 Account No: 10407941(USD) Bank Account: ZENITHBANK Zenithbank Swift: ZEIBNGLA For Further Credit: GCU Endowment Fund USD Domiciliary Account: 5071921711

Other Forms of Support:

In addition to financial support, old boys and friends of GCU can support GCU by:

  • Speaking at any of our mentoring sessions,
  • Providing students and fresh GCU graduates with internship opportunities within and outside Africa or by
  • Helping us in any way you can to ensure our boys are equipped with whatever they need to thrive within and outside GCU.

If you have any questions or require additional information, kindly email us at