The inaugural gathering of the School Of Virtue took place at the Ago Iwoye campus environs of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State in Nigeria in August, 2003 and the impact has been tremendous since then.
School Of Virtue came out of a burden conceived by Segun Coker in 2003. He was then in his final year at the Olabisi Onabanjo University and had a strong burden for the feminine gender population of that campus who were mostly lost in the storms of immorality prevalent as at the time, resulting in a high abortion rate as well as a high number of abusive relationships. Many of the adolescents seem to be completely clueless about sexual education and godly counsel with regards to handling their emotions and relationships.
This burden led to the first magazine publication of the School Of Virtue called Femina and also the National Ladies Camp. It also led to the publication and mass distribution of SOV Tracts (Don’t break that Gate, Don’t plug it) and the organizing of outreaches to secondary school students called “Tenderplants Outreaches”.
As the impact began to spread it became obvious that there was a need to raise godly men also as well as healthy matrimonial relationships in order to properly complement the efforts of the ministry on reaching out to ladies. This led to the first SOV publication for men (M&m), the National Guys & Men Summit and the National Couples Honeymoon Again retreat respectively.
SOV continues to evolve and spread its wings, reaching out to several lives on different platforms and generating evident impact in several lives. In 2015, the ministry decided to separate the office of the national president from that of the visionaire and make it a tenural position. That was how Adeoye Dacosta collected the baton of the Presidency of the School Of Virtue since January 2015.