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.
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.
BIFOBA Flag and Guild of Awardees Insignia presented to Mrs. Padonu by BIFOBA President, Barr. Kingsley Essien, while Mr. Feyisola Dinyo looked on
Past Presidents, Senior Old Boys at the Funeral Service.
Group Photograph of current a
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:-
Thursday 9th February, 2017 at her Residence, 27 Akinfolarin St, Lotogbe, Ondo Town.
Time: 5. 00 pm
Also at her Residence above.
Time: From 3.00 pm on the above date.
Color Code: Women:- Yellow Head-Ties.
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
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
- 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
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.
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
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!
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.
Adam Akinwole won the 1st prize
The tutor general Mrs. A.A Anifowose, Hamzat Taofik of Birch Freeman Junior High School and the Principal, Mrs. Oresawo
In 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.
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
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. …
National Publicity Secretary
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
-Unveiling of the
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
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
Date: Friday, July 17 thru Sunday, July 19, 2015
Venue: Courtyard Atlanta Perimeter Center
6250 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, Geaogia 30328
Hotel Reservation has been extended to July 6th 2015.
Book your rooms on time. We are running out of the $84 rate.
2015 BIFOBA Homecoming Event
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
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
First Ever BFHS Valedictory Ceremony
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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