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|Federal Government Girls' College, Owerri|
|Established||14 November, 1973|
Federal Government Girls' College, Owerri is a secondary school in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. It is a model secondary school for girls, which was established in 1973. The first principal of the school was Ms Sheila Everard. Being one of the country's “Unity Schools”, it was founded after the Nigerian civil war to "promote integration among ethnic groups and to discourage divisions and tribalism". Local languages such as Igbo were taught at the institution, albeit speaking them outside the classroom was a punishable offence. According to the BBC, straightening one's hair was banned in the school.
The school was built on a piece of land cut out of their closest neighbours, Government Secondary School Owerri. There were instances of tension between the students of both schools. The school uniform comprises blue shirts with navy blue skirts for the senior girls, and pinafores for the junior girls.
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- Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Nigerian novelist: How I was banned from speaking Igbo. BBC News, 30 November 2016.
- Dr. Kenneth Enyi (4 September 2015). The Agony of Life: The Memoir of the Innocent One. Partridge Africa. pp. 160–. ISBN 978-1-4828-0773-8.
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