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BFHS' 60th Anniversary Brochure and the Financial Report

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Mr. Olise-Emeka Nwachukwu: Chairman 60th Anniversary Planning Committee

Wow! Finally, we are here!! Indeed, it has been a long journey. 60 years! 6 decades!! God has been incredibly faithful.

Thinking about it, celebrating a landmark year like this (60 years) for Birch Freeman High School is also celebrating the mercies, goodness and favour of God over our lives collectively and individually irrespective of our status. Some of us lost colleagues and friends while in high school and after high school in different phases of our lives but here we are experiencing the 60th Year of God's awesomeness. Glory to God!!!

Planning this great event has been a long journey too but guess what “Still the same God, with the same Story…

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35587935?profile=RESIZE_710x  BIFOBA President: Kingsley Essien (Barrister)

Today, Thursday February 6, 2020, all the Old boys, the pupils, friends and well-wishers and all those who had and still have one thing or the other to do with Birch Freeman High school are with a gladsome mind thanking and praising the Lord for HE is kind, for HIS mercies endures forever and HE is ever faithful and ever sure. Indeed, today is a very special day in the history of our Alma Mater – Birch Freeman High school, Surulere, Lagos. Mr. Governor, Hon. Commissioner, your Eminence, your Graces, all the Distinguished personalities here present, on behalf of all my fellow old boys and our pupils I am happy to announce to you that our school is Sixty (60) years Old (today). Up School, Up BIFOBA , Up BIFOBA , Up…

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 2748312724?profile=RESIZE_710x 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.


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 Fifty-Nine (59).…

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BIFOBA Audited Financial Reports from 2006 to 2018

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

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

 3418245553?profile=RESIZE_710x Feyisola Dinyo

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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GIVE NOW: Contribute To BIFOBA Ongoing Projects

Multi-purpose School Auditorium Project

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

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

When we alumni become supporters of Birch Freeman, we are extending our pride for our alma mater 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.

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


ACCOUNT NO: 1010228516



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!

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 Constitution and the By-laws

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Dear Alumni, Are you interested in sharing your good taste story or news about BIFOBA or BFHS, or sharing your personal old school days' experience at BFHS? If so, please write and post on "Write On BIFOBA" page of our website. Thank you!

BIFOBA Documents

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Storage room full of stacks of files and paperworks placed in bookshelves, with folders and documents in binders archive.

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2021 Old Boys' Homecoming

Old Boys' Sweet Homecoming

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021

Place: School Auditorium


1. BFHS Live Band*

2. Inter House School's Debate Final*

3. Old Boys' Musical Performances*

4. Every BIFOBA Life Matters* 

5. Lots of Fun* 

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 of leadership from the late Prince Olu Orefajo. He was admitted to the Prestigious BIFOBA Guild of Awardees in April 2017 at the National Homecoming Ball held in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Past BIFOBA Online Magazines

BIFOBA 2013 Magazine...Now Available Online.

BIFOBA 2012 Magazine...Now Available Online.

 Now available on-line.

 The 2011 BIFOBA Alumni magazine.


A must read for all Old Boys.
Read Online PDF Version.

BIFOBA Magazine - Volume 1

BIFOBA Magazine Volume - 2

BIFOBA Magazine Volume - 3

Create Your Musical Playlist

Click Link To Create Musical Playlist: Create Your Musical Playlist

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, after final votes came in from all corners of the world, Birch Freeman High School, Surulere, representing Lagos state, won the national virtual debate organized by Association for Credible Leadership in Nigeria (ACLN), with 4538 votes. Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife, representing Osun state, came second, with 3961 votes, while Government College, Ibadan, representing Oyo state, came third, with 3716 votes.

Debate topic: Nigeria has the resources, the ability, and the people to grow into an economic superpower

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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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  • 3295575877?profile=originalAll 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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