Providence Schools was found by Mrs. Susan Oduyemi. She is from a polygamous home, the last born of the mother and second to the last born of the father. Mrs. Susan Oduyemi went through installmental education through the effort of her mother, all because her father didn’t believe in the girl-child education.
Mrs. Oduyemi was inspired to set up a school, when she couldn’t cope with the corrupt educational system of the government of that time. There were lots of total breakdown and ills such as examination malpractises, teachers turning the classroom to a business centre etc.
She decided to redefine education and on the principle that it would be a centre of academic excellence for everyone, instilling discipline in all ramifications of life not just the rich, but also for low income workers who could not afford huge amount of money being paid in some high brow private schools.
Providence Schools commenced like a mustard seed has now grown into a tower of oak churning out hundreds of primary school leavers every year.
On the tenth day of September 1984, Providence Schools started with twenty-seven pioneer pupils managed by three female teachers in a story building at 165, Iju Road, Fagba, Ifako-Ijaiye. In December 1984, the pupils have increased to fifty-two.
Now, Providence School has produced many children into prestigious high schools in Nigeria and the Diaspora. The school has taken qualitative education to the doorsteps of everyone within its reach, there by debunking the primordial notion that qualitative education is for the elite only.
Providence Schools exposes her pupils to modern types of extra curricular activities, excursions, arts and cultural exhibitions, international tours, debates symposiums, quiz, spelling competition and the children fantastically performed excellently in all. At the national/state levels Providence Schools is recognized for superb high academic excellence and discipline amongst the staff and pupils.