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Birch Freeman: Sixty and Fabulous

Keep the Date: Birch Freeman will be 60 on February 6, 2020

Get Involved. Make an Impact. START SUPPORTING NOW

For a grand, successful 60th anniversary of our great alma mater, BIFOBA depends on generous contributions from alumni.

By giving to your alma mater, you can create a legacy of generosity, pride, and support.

When we alumni become supporters of our alma mater, we are extending our pride for our school to the futures of current and promising students. Those students will also join the alumni community and continue the pride of giving back to our great school.

Please, make your financial contributions into BIFOBA's account:

Birch Freeman Old Boys' Association's Account:

Account No: 1010228516

Zenith Bank PLC, Ilupeju, Lagos.

Please, put your name and purpose on the teller and contact:

Mr. Olise-Emeka Nwachukwu at olisenwachukwu@gmail.com or (234)-80-2346-9613; or

Mr. Bayo Bakare (Treasurer) at bayucular@yahoo.com or (234)-80-2313-8869; or

Mr. Adekunle Adewale (Financial Secretary) at (234)-70-3258-7194

Up Birch Freeman!

Up BIFOBA!

BIFOBA Slogan: Birch Freeman is Changing and BIFOBA is Moving Ahead

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BIFOBA President: Kingsley Essien (Barrister)

Global President's Remarks on the Occasion of the 59th Founders' Day Ceremony of Birch Freeman High School, Surulere, Lagos.

Greetings!

The 6th day of February is a very important day in the history of Birch Freeman High School, Surulere, Lagos State.

It is the school’s birthday. In keeping with tradition; we, the old boys of Birch Freeman High School, Surulere have resolved that every year, we should rejoice with our Alma Mater and celebrate HER.

Slow and steady, our Alma Mater is advancing gracefully. This year She turns…

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2019 BFHS Old Boys' Homecoming

2019 Homecoming: Come and Celebrate with Us

Happy Cheers to Our Great Alma Mater

For decades, Birch Freeman High School, BFHS, Surulere, Lagos, has contributed immensely to the development of Gentlemen of great minds based in Nigeria and in diaspora

BFHS has equally served as the sacred bridge connecting wonderful people of diverse cultures and traditions, produced, recognised and rewarded well trained leaders, trail blazers, achievers and renowned scholars.

Members of the Guild of Awardees of BIFOBA pray for continuity of this culture of excellence and integrity.

We also wish our Great Alma Mater many more wonderful years ahead.

Engr. George Otoh (Secretary Guild of Awardees) & Prof. Adewale Oke (Chairman Guild of Awardees)

 

BIFOBA: Message from the National Headquarter in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Dear Old Boys,

The brief history of BFHS I am about to post is a recount of the compendium of information at my disposal all of which came into my possession from stories told to me by some of the Pioneer Old Boys during my personal interaction with them during…

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Sometime in June/July 2006, North America chapter was officially established, and this website, as an official website for the Alumni Association (BIFOBA), was finally developed and ready for use. And right immediately after the creation of the website, the chapter assumed the management of it (both technically and financially) as part of its complementary program to the national…

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GIVE NOW: Contribute To BIFOBA Ongoing Projects

Multi-purpose School Auditorium Project

Remember - it doesn't take much to make a difference!

To support BIFOBA today, please make financial contributions (no matter how small) into BIFOBA’s account:

BIRCH FREEMAN OLD BOYS’ ASSOCIATION

ACCOUNT NO: 1010228516

ZENITH BANK PLC

Or

Contact the following old boys:

1. Mr. Feyisola Dinyo  at  +234-803-402-9800

2. Barr. Kingsley Iniobong Essien at barrkingsleyessien@gmail.com

3. Email: bifoba@gmail.com

Thank you for your generosity.

Up School!

Football Field Project: Sponsored By 1992 Set

Photo:1992 set football field project.

The 1992 set is developing a football pitch for Birch Freeman High School in celebration of their Silver Jubilee (25 years graduation from BFHS). 

When the project is completed, old boys both at home and abroad will be invited to come and witness this amazing gift of giving back to BFHS.

Multi-purpose Court Project: Sponsored By 1976 Set

Photo: Multi-purpose Court

The multi-purpose court (basketball, volleyball and lawn tennis) was conceived by the 1972-76 sets of Bifoba to mark the 40th anniversary of their passing out of the school. It was completed and handed over on the 29th April 2016 at the annual school reunion. 

Currently, the court is undergoing some renovation as the surrounding area needs to be filled up and fenced, a project for which '76 set has already set up a funding process for its completion.

Up School!

BIFOBA: Insurance Policy

One of the major focal points of BIFOBA is to ensure an appropriate Insurance coverage for all its members. On August 1, 2017, BIFOBA "Life and Accident" insurance policy finally kicked off, with 21 members.

Two types of Policies:

1. Group Life Assurance

2. Group Personal Accident Insurance

The Group Life Assurance covers members of BIFOBA on Accidental Death or Natural Death upon which the beneficiary of the deceased will receive a sum of N1.7m (One Million Seven Hundred Thousand Naira Only).

Group Personal Accident covers BIFOBA members on the risk of any injury or accident that may arise during the period of insurance, with a proven evidence of such injury, even when such Injury lead to death.

The compensations available as follows: 

a. Temporary Disability  N5,000.00 weekly (for 104 weeks)

b. Permanent Disability N300,000.00  (Once)

c. Medical Expenses     N100,000.00  (Once)

d. Death                         N300,000.00  (Once)

Members can still join the insurance upon payment of N10,000.00 (annual premium) for both policies.

Please note: Insurance company will demand evidence such as death certificate, hospital bills, and, even, photographs of the wounded or dead body.

There is an age limit: The oldest age of entry is 70 years while the youngest is 15years.

For more information, please contact Mr. Lanre Hassan -email: lanrehassan@gmail.com Tel: 08025357550 or 09099541952

From Lanre Hassan

Dr. Abiodun Osinbamowo Celebrates 60

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On Friday, December 7, 2018, Dr. Abiodun Osinbamowo of the class of '75 celebrated his 60th birthday in his house at 4 Glover Road, Ikoyi, Lagos,  with his family, friends, colleagues, and, of course, his classmates at Birch Freeman. 501147030?profile=RESIZE_710x

Dr. Abiodun Osinbamowo's classmates at BFHS

The well attended anniversary commenced at Dr. Osinbamowo's house, with a morning prayer service, which was followed by the serving of breakfast. The anniversary celebration continued in the afternoon, which lasted until late in the evening. What a…

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Late Mr. Cornelius Padonu Funeral Service
 

On Friday, November 17, 2017, Elder Cornelius Taiwo Padonu was laid to rest at Atan Cemetary in Sabo, Lagos.

The late Mr. Padonu was of the 1966 set and a member of Soremekun House. He was the 3rd BIFOBA (National) President who took over the mantle…

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Together, We Are BIFOBA

If you are an old student of Birch Freeman High School, Surulere, it is time to join your "Alumni Association" by clicking the "Sign Up" link on the top-right hand corner of this website
 
Contact Addresses:
 
1. BIFOBA National: bifoba@gmail.com
 

2. BIFOBA North America:bifobana@gmail.com

3. BIFOBA United Kingdom: bifobauk@gmail.com

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  • latemrsfaneye.jpgAll Bifoba Alumni, please join me to express your profound sympathy and condolence to our Bifoba N.A  Asst Gen Sec Mr Tubosun Faneye, who lost his mother recently. Please keep the family in your prayers and that God may grant them the strength and fortitude to bear the loss. May her gentle soul rest in peace, Amen!!

     

  • hello all

  • Today May 7th 2015 would have been my Mums 75th birthday she went to be with the Lord 4 days before her 75th birthday.

    RIP Mummy till we meet again at the feet of Jesus.

    • Dear Mr. Fagbamiye,

      The family of BIFOBA across the globe express their profound sympathies to you for the loss of your mother. We understand that your mother was once a wonderful English teacher at BFHS. Your mother's contributions in preparing many accomplished great alumni of today who were just ordinary boys of yesterday for successful productive lives is fully appreciated by BIFOBA. In fact, truthfully, mama was an alumna of our great alma mater. May her loving, gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Mama sun re o

  • Please visit our Facebook page 'Birch Freeman Old Boys' Association - Bifoba' and like us as well as make comments and contributions. Thank you! Up School!

  • I would like to express my sincere and deepest gratitude to all bifoba for their support for the passage of my father on Jan 1st 2015, especially to the north america chapter for warmest support and most incredible and indescribable, loving, generous and above all brotherly love shown to me by the atlanta group. warmest regards. Thank u

  • Happy Holidays to all Bifoba members world wide, if you are in Atlanta Ga on Dec.27th 2014, Bifoba Atlanta will be having their annual end of the year party, you are all invited.
    Venue is 105 Liberty Rd. Villa Rica Ga, 30180 at 7.00pm to 12.00am. Thank you.
  • Olumide, Why did you delete your comments on this page and even all your postings and comments on the NA chapter's page?
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    • If you want to create discussions in the forum, go to the Forum listing tag on top of the site and click it, or go to the forum page on the Home page and click "Read more" link of any of the current discussions. That takes you to the forum page. On the forum page, click on the “+” button on the top right corner. You’ll see a page where you can add a title, your discussion content, and tags to help people find your discussion afterwards. After you've added all your discussion content, click "Publish" on the bottom of the page. You can even add embedded videos or images. All members can contribute discussions and anyone can read. And it is the same steps for the blogs, articles, photos, and all other pages where members can directly contribute. This is as easy as ABC. The point is you guys do not attempt to try to navigate the site at all, and that is very surprising. Thank you!

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    • Dear Olumide,

      This page is meant for comments not for neither forums nor for blogs. If we want to start a discussion on issues that are related to our school, our association and us, we should write our discussion prose and post it on a forum page: It is a great place to discuss news related to our network, share experiences, and voice our opinions. This "comment" page is strictly created for short comments on issues that are related to our association, to our school, and to us (the alumni). As for videos and links on this page, we should  post  videos or connect links that support our comments or our respond to comments about BIFOBA, about BFHS, and about us. When posting a video or a link, we should try to fill out the "Link Text": the link text column is where we fill out the name/title for the link or video.
      Thank you!

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