To foster a spirit of oneness and national unity among students
To inculate the spirit of leadership and self-discipline in the students through their participation in the management of classroom, boarding house, year groups, cultural and social organizations and develop individual talents in sports
Federal Government Girls College, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria was founded by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 15 October 1973, with initial student membership of about 72. The College was one of the first set of 13 unity schools established that year and was at the forefront of improving female education in Nigeria .
FGGC Benin which was initially at its temporary site at Idia College in 1973 moved to its current permanent site located very close to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) in September 1975 and has a road named after it (Federal Road). Her first principal was Miss R. Bokdawala.
Previous principals of the school include Ms Bokdawala, Ms Pelly, Mrs Omigie, Mrs Obiennu, Mrs Oligbo, Mrs Nnamme, Mrs Gladys Ekhabafe, Mrs Omogbai-Osyka, Mrs Eza, Mrs Ajila, Mrs P.U Erhahon, Mrs Falashinnu and Mrs Kez Okeke.