The Central Excise Officers are known for their will, drive and zeal for tax collection. But paradoxically, in 1995, a team of Central Excise Officers of Southern Tamilnadu led by a great visionary Mr. M.Raja Climax, then an Inspector of Central Excise, who had a great vision and mission for the noble cause of education founded a Society viz CEOA Educational Society and raised the curtain for a new school named “CEOA Matriculation school “ in Madurai, the great city of Pandiyas, with a humble strength of just 43 students in a rented building in Mahatma Gandhinagar, Madurai. By the year 2000-01, the School had attracted a massive strength of students to justify branching itself into two- one at Kosakulam and the other at Officers Town, both functioning in owned spacious buildings. In both the campuses, the school has now grown like a banyan tree, providing educational shelter to more than 6500 students, 275 teachers and 200 non-teaching staff.
Apart from the above, another matriculation School at Kariapatty, 35 kms from Madurai was taken over during 2017 and it has student strength of 1000 besides staff strength of 30. This school is located on about 100 acres of land wherein CEOA Arts and Science College is also functioning since 2017.
During the academic year 2017-18, another matriculation school has been taken over in Melur, whose strength has shot up from a mere 150 students to a phenomenal student strength of 1100 with the staff strength of 30 thanks to proven and consistent success record of CEOA and faith reposed by the Parents in CEOA. In all these four campuses, the school has now grown like a banyan tree, providing educational shelter to more than 9000 students, 350 teachers and 300 non-teaching staff. The explosive growth of these schools could better be accredited tot the able stewardship of a devoted team of Management and the effective performance of a committed troop of teachers. Here comes the chronology of the growth of the CEOA Schools.