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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 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 Presidents, Senior Old Boys and Members of the National Executive Committee at the Funeral Service 

 

Mr. Padonu died at age 71. He is the first recipient of the celebrated BIFOBA Funeral Tradition ceremony, where his wife was presented BIFOBA flag and his Guild of Awardees medal. 

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BIFOBA Flag and Guild of Awardees Insignia presented to Mrs. Padonu by BIFOBA President, Barr. Kingsley Essien, while Mr. Feyisola Dinyo looked on

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Past Presidents, Senior Old Boys at the Funeral Service.

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Group Photograph of current a

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With Thanksgiving and Praises in our hearts, we announce the passing on to Glory (on 30th December, 2016) of our Mum and "Matriarch" of the DINYO Family, Madam Beatrice Moniola Dinyo. (Aged 93 years).

Arrangements for the Celebration of Life of our Mum is as follows:-

Wake-Keep.
Thursday 9th February, 2017 at her Residence, 27 Akinfolarin St, Lotogbe, Ondo Town.
Time: 5. 00 pm
Lying-In-State
Also at her Residence above.
Time: From 3.00 pm on the above date. 
Color Code: Women:- Yellow Head-Ties.

Funeral Service.
Friday 10th February, 2017.
Venue:- The Cathedral Church of St Stephen, Oke Aluko, Ondo Inner City.
Time: 10.00 am prompt.
Internment follows immediately thereafter at the Church's Cemetery.

Entertainment of Guests:
Venue:- BIMOOR Hall & Events Centre: Km 2, Ondo-Ife Road, Ondo.
Time:- Immediately after Internment from 1.00 pm.
Color Code: Women: White Head-Ties

Negotiated Hotel Reservations:

 1. Polak International Hotels 5, Samuel Adedute St (Off Beta Lab) Ondo
Deluxe Ro

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Fellow Old Boys,

BIFOBA’s Executive Council (Exco) wishes to inform alumni across the globe about details of our school’s 57th Founders’ Day Anniversary coming up on Monday 6th of February 2017.

Details of the Event:

Monday, 6th February 2017

Event                        Public lecture to be delivered by a guest speaker

Topic                        “Getting the Best Out of Students: - My Experience”

Speaker                    Mrs. Oluwayemisi Omowo (a renowned educationist and former vice principal of Birch Freeman High School)

Guest of Honour:       Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (Deputy Governor/Commissioner of Education), Lagos State

Other Highlights:      

 

  • Prize-Giving/Awards for outstanding/deserving students
  • Short sermon by clergy of the Methodist Mission
  • Teachers’ appreciation through issuance of Gifts/Awards
  • Announcement of Lifetime Endowment (for Prizes) by some old boys

Venue:         BFHS Multi-Purpose Auditorium

Time          9:30 am till 1:00 pm

Attendees:   All

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

The pitch will be commissioned at the 2017 Annual Homecoming Ball on Saturday 29th April 2017. Old boys at home and abroad are invited to witness this amazing gift of love to BFHS. 

3295573268?profile=originalThe 1992 team clearing the land for the proposed Football Field

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Dear Old Boys,

BIFOBA will celebrate our school's 57th Founders' Day Anniversary in a grand style on Monday, February 6, 2017. The theme for 2017 Founders' Day Celebration Getting The Best Out Of Students: My Experience - will be delivered by a renowned educationist Mrs Oluwayemisi Omowo: a former teacher and vice principal at Birch Freeman High School (BFHS). She will be speaking to BIFOBA members, parents, teachers and students.

Mrs O. Omowo made a great impact in the development of young boys to gentlemen at BFHS, and her memory is still held in awe by the old boys who partook in her tutelage. 

Following the recent 100% success of Birch Freeman High School's finalists at the last WAEC examination, BIFOBA intends to go beyond the 100% academic success mark in young men's education (in character and learning) at BFHS by placing BFHS as one of the foremost high schools to be reckoned with among the Ivy league schools in the nation. 

Dear fellow old boys - home and abroad - please be

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The class of 1982

On Sunday, October 16, 2016, the class of 82set elected its pioneer executive members:

1. President : JOHNSON  AGHOLOR.

2. Vice President : DEJO OYAWALE.

3. General Secretary : IYANG IYANG. 

4.Financial Secretary: TUNJI PITAN 

5.Internal Auditor : OLUWATOSIN OMONIYI. 

6.Publicity Secretary :DOTUN OLUREMI.

7. Treasurer : ADIO PETERS

According to Mr. Oluremi Oludotun, the publicity secretary of the group, the group is now vibrant and constructive and open to all old boys who passed out in 1982. He said that the objective of the group in 'sub-summed' the objective of the global body. Mr. Oludotun added, "We are part of the whole."

Up 1982 set!

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Birch Freeman High School, with many other high schools in Lagos, Nigeria, participated in the National Television Authority (NTA) Educational Program tagged "WORK IT OUT" and won the first and the third prizes of the competition. Below are the photographs of the BFHS winners. 

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Adam Akinwole won the 1st prize

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Adewole Abiodun won 3rd prize

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3295529724?profile=originalIn June 2016, School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education (SCARCE), a charity organization in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA, donated books worth of thousands of dollars in various subjects of learning to Birch Freeman High School (BFHS), Lagos, (Surulere) Nigeria. Ms. Bev Jaszczurowski, Director of Communication and Business Development for SCARCE, delivered the books to Rev. Olufemi Morgan, the past president of North America Chapter.

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During the North America chapter's reunion event in Chicago July 2016, Rev. Femi Morgan presented the books to the chapter. According to Rev. Morgan, the donated books would be shared with BFHS' sister school: Methodist Girls High School (MGHS), Lagos, (Yaba) Nigeria. The donated books would help to brighten the future of students of BFHS/MGHS by providing them additional high-quality books for the best education possible. Mr. Niyi Fagbamiye, NA chapter's president, reported that all the books a

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Celebration of Old Boys' Birthdays

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In line with the new BIFOBA national executive council resolve to celebrate Old Boys' birthdays, Old Boys born in the month of June were celebrated.

Mr. Emmanuel Olufunmilayo (Omo Babaoloye), one of the celebrants, was joined in a photograph session by members of BIFOBA executive council, his Classmate, Mr. Adigun, and Mr. Feyi Dinyo (GPE).

Old Boys born in the month of July are invited for celebration as sponsored by BIFOBA. …

Olise-Emeka Nwachukwu

National Publicity Secretary 

 

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BIFOBA NA: 2016 CHICAGO REUNION

It is Time for Merriments in Chicago

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Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport
Address: Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport
                2930 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Date: Thur, July 14 - Sun, July 17, 2016
Phone:  847 296 8900
Room Rate: $129/night plus tax with breakfast for 2 
Suite Rate: $199.00/night plus tax with breakfast for 2
To book:    call 847 296 8900
                    (Group BIFOBA 2016)
                    (Group Code BIF)
Free Parking and shuttle
A cooked-to-order breakfast is available (fee), and there's an on-site restaurant serving American cuisine, as well as a 24/7 convenience store. There's also a fitness center and the indoor pool with a children's play area. Additional perks include 4 meeting rooms and a business center, plus a free shuttle service to the Airport and the Chicago train system.
A 7-minute drive from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, this contemporary hotel is a 1-minute dri
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BFHS 56th Anniversary: Details of the Events

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            BIRCH FREEMAN HIGH SCHOOL SURULERE

           56TH FOUNDERS DAY ANNIVERSARY

 

Fellow Old Boys

BIFOBA’s Executive Council (Exco) wishes to inform members of the Association’s plans to celebrate our School’s 56th Founders’ Day Anniversary always held on 6th February, annually.

6th February this year falls on a Saturday however, based on recent developments in the School, BIFOBA and the Nation at large and given the need to continuously showcase our School and make same relevant amongst the comity of respectable Schools (considered to be in our League), Exco has scheduled a 2-Day Event to commemorate the 56th Anniversary.

Details of the 2-Day Events are as follows:-

Friday, 5th February, 2016

Event: Public Lecture to be delivered by 2 erudite Guest Speakers

Topic: Reforming Nigeria’s Educational System Towards Youth Employability

Guest of Honour: Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (Deputy Governor/Commissioner of Education), Lagos State

Other Highlights      

-Unveiling of the

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The Old Boys Association of Birch Freeman High School (BIFOBA) will on Friday, 5th of February, 2016 flag-off a 2-day Founders’ day event.

Distinguished old boys of the school from all walks of life both home and abroad will converge at the 1,500 capacity (banquet setting) multipurpose hall of the school built by the Old Boys' Association.

Day 1 of the event will begin with a Seminar on Employability and Entrepreneurship by Mr. Tope Toogun, while Mrs Abisola Longe will speak on Productivity + Living your dream life. The attendees will benefit from these lectures by seasoned professionals as it would equip and make them self-reliant for future challenges.


Outstanding students who have performed excellently within the past one year shall be awarded on the Prize-giving Day which will hold on Saturday, 6th of February in the school hall. Memories from last year’s event are still fresh to some of the students. Deserving students who won the award are in serious competition to maintain thei

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Wahoo! It's already a year from our last reunion at Memphis, it feels like yesterday, on that note I will like to welcome everyone to Atlanta, Georgia on behalf of Bifoba executives N.A chapter and members of the Atlanta region.

 Atlanta, popularly known as the peach state is rich in various family friendly attractions such as Olympic park, Aquarium, CNN, upscale malls, Martin Luther king center and so much more.  It is also the hub of one of the best airline in the world, Delta airline, a city with a lot of history. I encourage you to visit these attractions for memories and family bond time.

 Our reunion theme this year is “Leaving a Good Legacy”, this denotes a lot of aspects in our daily activities; such as Religious/ Spiritual understanding, Finance, Health, Relationships and so much more. We are well equipped in-house and special speakers who will help us dive into these daily legacy while providing details where we need more information.

 As a growing association, we have incr

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2015 North America Reunion

Date: Friday, July 17 thru Sunday, July 19, 2015

Venue: Courtyard Atlanta Perimeter Center

            6250 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road

            Atlanta, Geaogia 30328

            770-393-1000

Hotel Reservation has been extended to July 6th 2015.

Book your rooms on time. We are running out of the $84 rate.

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2015 Homecoming Celebration

2015 BIFOBA Homecoming Event

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Fellow Old Boys:

The Executive Council (“Exco”) of Birch Freeman High School Old Boys Association (BIFOBA) rose from its series of meetings recently and having received a ratification of its Plans from the General House in the meeting of Sunday, 8th March, 2015, officially announce as follows:

(1)   YEAR 2015 HOMECOMING EVENT

Date:                Saturday, 25th April, 2015

Venue:              BFHS’s New Auditorium

Time:                3.00 pm Prompt

Dress Code:     Formal Dinner/Complete National Dressing

Fee:                  N10,000.00 per Couple

(2)   NOMINATION FOR AWARDS/ADMITTANCE TO GUILD OF AWARDEES

-         Nominations are formally declared open and will close by 12.00 midnight on Tuesday, 31st March, 2015.

-         Nominations and Awards are open to all Old Boys worldwide who must be financial members of BIFOBA Headquarters in Nigeria or any of BIFOBA’s Chapters in diaspora.

-         Awards are as usual categorized into:-

(a)    Award of Exce

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First Ever BFHS Valedictory Ceremony

First Ever BFHS Valedictory Ceremony

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2014 BFHS Graduates in Group Photography                          

The first ever valedictory/graduation ceremony, with deep involvement of BIFOBA, took place in the school’s Multi Purpose Auditorium (still under construction) recently. Present at the valedictory ceremony: Mr. Feyisola Dinyo (BIFOBA president), Barr. Kingsley Essien (Vice-president School Affairs), principals (BFHS Senior& Junior Schools), Head Prefect, other national executives, and a representative of German Goethe Institute, an institute that recently chose BFHS for a “Pilot School” in Nigeria for students who are interested in learning German language & in exchange programmes signed between Germany and Nigeria, BIFOBA President Mr Feyisola Dinyo informed. 

According to the President, the 2014 graduates of BFHS were admitted into BIFOBA during the valedictory ceremony. BIFOBA president said, “The graduation, first of its kind in the history of BFHS, is something to be truly prou

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