In 1993, the Management team of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo led by Late Prof. Babatunde Ipaye decided to establish a staff secondary school with burning desire to have a first class citadel of learning that would be affordable and available for children/ward of both the elite and the masses. Approval for its establishment was granted by the Ondo State Ministry of Education on 28th October, 1993 and commissioned on 17th January 1994 with the motto “Education for Service”. Demonstration Secondary School took off with a total number of 227 students who were admitted into JSS 1 and SS1 with seven (7) full time teachers, part-time teachers were later employed to augment the effort of the full time teachers.
The first and founding Principal, Mr Akindutire J.B., worked hard to give the school a good footing. He headed the school between 1994 – 1997 when he handed the baton over to other visionary leaders who held the helm of affairs of the school and had immensely contributed their quota to the development of the old and present students of this citadel of learning and to the progress of the school.
Mr. E.O. Owasoyo, the incumbent Principal, has built tremendously on what his predecessors had done. The school is living up to its founding fathers’ dream of promoting academic excellence, a conducive learning environment and moral discipline of her students. From January 2007 till date Adeyemi College of Education Demonstration Secondary School has witnessed an unprecedented development . Our God given Provost, Prof. Adeyemi Ibukunoluwa Idowu and his management team have written their names in the sands of time. From a well packaged students and teachers welfare, to the well designed structures, . Demonstration Secondary School story has been rewritten.
The College Governing council at its meeting of 25th and 26th August constituted a nine-member Management Board under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Provost who shall see to the day to day Management of the school and shall be responsible to the Provost. The Board was inaugurated by the Provost on 28th September, 2009. The Old Students Association of the School was inaugurated on 13th April, 2013 while the 20th Anniversary was celebrated between 27th January and 2nd February, 2014. Suffice is to say that Adeyemi College of Education Demonstration Secondary School has risen to greater heights, becoming a mighty oak and a mould that has turned out great professionals who are leaders in their own chosen careers across the nation and the world in general.
The school development will be discussed under three (3) sub-headings viz;
1. INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
The school has the following formidable educational and recreational facilities which are the necessary tools for effective teaching and learning:
1. Administrative block
2. Blocks of classrooms
3. Physics laboratory
4. Chemistry laboratory
5. Biology laboratory
6. Agric Science laboratory
7. Typing pool
8. Computer laboratory
10. School hall
11. Staff room
12. Boys and girls hostels
14. Dining hall
15. Football field
16. Table Tennis Court
17. Volley ball Court
All these physical structures were inherited from the former Federal School of Arts and Science and they were all in a state of disrepair until 2007 when the Provost, Prof. Adeyemi Ibukunoluwa Idowu started the renovations of the aging infrastructures. All the aforementioned aging infrastructures were renovated twice and the first renovation was carried out in 2007 while the second renovation was done in 2010. In addition, in 2009 a five classroom block was constructed, in 2011 a three-classroom block was constructed and in 2013, a store house and Home Economics building named after Prof.Babatunde Ipaye were constructed and commissioned by the Provost, Prof. Adeyemi Ibukunoluwa Idowu.
Other physical facilities provided and enjoyed in the school are itemized below:
Ø 18 seater bus was released to the school in 2007 while Hummer bus was purchased in 2012 for the school’s use
Ø A Toyota Sienna was purchased and attached to the office of the Principal in 2012.
Ø Forty-two branded computer systems and three projectors were purchased and installed in the computer laboratories
Ø A brand new Generator worth millions of Naira was purchased and installed in January 2014 for the use of the school
Ø Drainage and culverts were constructed in 2012 for erosion control.
Ø Bore hole was drilled in 2011 for regular water supply
Ø Street lights were constructed and commissioned in 2010.
2. STUDENTS PROGRESS REPORT
As a secondary school, it is a co-educational institution and it runs both Day and boarding systems. As at June 2006 the tuition fee was N12,500 while the boarders pay an extra boarding fee of N15,000.00 only. The tuition fee as at 2014 is N35,000.00 and the Boarders pay an extra boarding fee of N45,000.00 only. The school population was 804 in 2006 and it has increased to about 1200 in 2014.
In the last 6 years, the analysis of performance of students’ results in both WAEC and Senior NECO showed that 99% of Demonstration Secondary School students are University materials. Also the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and State Junior Certificate Examination results revealed that no student had ever failed in the last 6 years. Based on the consistent performance of the school in the external examinations in 2009, Certificate of Recognition was awarded to the school for Excellent Academic Performance in 2009 WASSCE by International Academy for the Gifted LTD/GTE. Also the WASC results analysis for seven (7) years are stated below:
In 2007 the students achieved above 90% pass at distinction and credit levels in 13 subjects out of 18 subjects registered for in both WAEC and NECO Examinations.
In 2008 the students achieved above 90% pass at distinction in 12 subjects out of 17 subjects registered for in both WAEC Senior and NECO Examinations.
In 2009 the students achieved above 90% Pass at distinction and credit levels in 12 subjects out of 18 subjects registered for in both WAEC and NECO Examinations.
In 2010 the students achieved above 90% pass at distinction and credit levels in 12 subjects out of 19 subjects registered for in WASC Senior and NECO Examinations.
In 2011, the students achieved above 90% pass at distinction and credit levels in 15 subjects out of 19 subjects registered for in both WAEC and Senior NECO Examinations.
In 2012, the students achieved above 90% pass at distinction and credit levels in 13 subjects out of 18 subjects registered for in both WAEC and Senior NECO Examinations
In 2013, the students achieved above 90% pass at distinction and credit levels in 14 subjects out of 19 subjects registered for in both WAEC and Senior NECO Examinations.
In external competitions, the school had been winning laurels in the last 7 years and notable among them are:
|S/N||TYPE OF COMPETITION||LOCAL/STATE/ NATIONAL LEVEL||YEAR||POSITION|
|3||National Cowbell Secondary School Mathematics||State||2008||1st|
|4||Science Teachers Association of Nigeria||State||2008||1st|
|5||Science Teachers Association of Nigeria||National||2008||1st|
|12||National Cowbell Secondary School Mathematics||State||2013||1st|
Other notable achievements recorded under the administration of Prof. Adeyemi Ibukunoluwa Idowu are listed below:
i. The school dress code was changed from green colour to navy blue colour.
ii. All the inherited wooden chairs and lockers were changed and replaced with good plastic chairs and lockers. Demonstration Secondary School is the only secondary school in Ondo West Local Government that is using befitting furnitures.
iii. Students who performed brilliantly in the external competition do enjoy scholarship annually. For instance, Master Akinmade Kolawole in 2009 enjoyed the scholarship while Ademusire Babatunde is currently enjoying the scholarship. The scholarship covers tuition and boarding fees for a session.
The staff of the school received letters of confirmation of appointment and promotion twice since the school was established in January 1994 and the last letter of promotion was in October 2002. The College Management under the leadership of Prof Adeyemi Ibukunoluwa Idowu believed that the welfare of staff is a necessary ingredient to higher productivity, and in 2007 a seven-man committee was set up to look into the irregularities in the confirmation of appointment and promotion of staff. The committee set up by the Management corrected the irregularities and thereafter members of staff started to enjoy their confirmation of appointment and promotion as and when due.
In addition, scholarship for two (2) sessions was approved for staff pursuing their first degree and this covered tuition fee, books and transport. Teaching staff were also encouraged to attend seminars/conference and capacity training workshop in order to be more effective on the job. The retirement age of staff was reviewed from sixty years to sixty-five years while the Junior Staff promotion was changed from every three years to every two years. In 2012, the Management started to reward in cash the best performing teachers in their various discipline and this initiative was to boost the morale of the teachers for higher productivity.