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On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Lagos State Government, Educational District VI of Ikeja, Mushin and Oshodi-Isolo zone, recognized Birch Freeman High School (BFHS) Senior School as the 3rd best school in District VI, while Mrs. Mojirade Babatunde, the school principal, was awarded a Certificate of Merit as the 2nd best principal of the District.

With this award as one of the pinnacles of her illustrious, successful public career, Mrs. Babatunde retired from public service in July 2017, and, of course, as the head of Birch Freeman High School, Senior School. The retirement ceremony took place in the School Hall at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

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With supports of old boys both at home and abroad, Mrs. Babatunde improved remarkably the educational standard of Birch Freeman High School during her short tenure as the senior school principal. Last year, 2016, with her leadership, Birch Freeman final-year student

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Kingsley Essien (BIFOBA President)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

FROM:          THE DESK OF THE GLOBAL PRESIDENT

                        Barrister Kingsley Essien, GP, MGA

                        barristeressien@yahoo.com

TO:                 ALL MEMBERS OF BIFOBA

SUBJECT:    PERIODIC BRIEFING. FEBRUARY 2017

My Dear Fellow Old Boys,

May the peace of the Lord continue to be with you.

I am delighted to write to you once again. I pray that this briefing meets all of you in good and perfect health. Please do me a favour. As soon as you receive this briefing, kindly forward same to other Old Boys till it gets to all Old Boys globally. Thank you.

1.00. FOUNDERS DAY - FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Gentlemen, this month the 6th to be specific, we celebrated our Alma Mater’s 57th Birthday. The event was a huge success. First of all, the ceremony took place inside our Auditorium with all the doors and windows in place. Entertainment was supplied by our students using the musical instruments supplied by us – Th

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“GETTING THE BEST OUT OF STUDENTS: MY EXPERIENCE”

A TALK GIVEN ON THE 57th FOUNDERS’ DAY CELEBRATION OF BIRCH FREEMAN HIGH SCHOOL, SURULERE, LAGOS, ON MONDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2017

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By: Mrs. Oluwayemisi Omowo

 

A Good morning to:

Our Special Guest of Honour: The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs.) Idiat Oluranti Adebule ably represented by the Permanent Secretary Lagos State Ministry of Education

The Global President, BIFOBA: Barr. Kingsley Essien

The Past Global President, BIFOBA:  Feyi Dinyo

The 1st Vice President, BIFOBA: Arc. Ladipo Lewis

The 2nd Vice President, BIFOBA: Mr. Frederick Dada Ajaikhile

All Old Boys’ present at this occasion

All Past Principals of the school present

The Principal Senior School: Mrs. M. Babatunde

The Principal Junior School: Mrs. Oresanwo

All Our Esteemed Teachers

All Our Wonderful Parents

All Students present.

Ladies and Gentlemen.

 

I will like to start by acknowledging the “I am that I am”, the Almighty God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ who ma

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1997 Set Elected Executives During the Set First Reunion

1997 set organised its first reunion on the 22nd of January 2017. The occasion was graced by BIFOBA Global President, Barr. Kingsley Essien, BIFOBA National Publicity Secretary, Olise-Emeka Nwachukwu, BIFOBA Assistant National General Secretary, Rasaq Sanusi, Mrs. Mojirade Babatunde, Principal Birch Freeman High School, and two former teachers of the school: Mr. Ajayi (Mathematics) and Mrs. Odor Idalu-Josephe (English Teacher).  

It was an exciting evening as members of the set wined and dined and shared memories of their days at Birch Freeman High School. The event reached its climax with the election of the Executive Committee Members conducted by Olise-Emeka Nwachukwu.

 The Elected Executives

  1. Qudus Bombata: Set Chairman
  2. Kayode Kalejaiye: Vice Chairman,
  3. Chidiebere Ohalete: Vice Chairman Diaspora
  4. Raji Babatunde: Gen Secretary
  5. Kayode Adeboye: Assistant General Secretary
  6. Femi Odeyemi: Treasurer
  7. Aneidi Samson Akpan: Financial Sec
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December 18, 2016

From:           The Desk of the Global President

                       Barrister Kingsley Essien, GP, MGA.

                       barrkingsleyessien@yahoo.com

To:              All Members of BIFOBA

Subject:    PERIODIC BRIEFING – DECEMBER 2016.

 

Fellow Old Boys.

Compliment of the season. On behalf of the Exco National, I wish all of you the most pleasant Christmas ever and a very prosperous new year 2017.

This is my briefing to you on the activities of our Association from the 29th of November 2016 to December 19, 2016.

As usual, please do me a favour. If you are lucky to receive this briefing, please forward same to your set members or other Bifoba members whose e –mail addresses you may have access to. Please spread the Gospel of BIFOBA. Thank you.

1.00. MONTHLY EXECUTIVE MEETING AND GENERAL MEETING.

1.01.    Our compulsory monthly executive meeting took place on Thursday, December 8, 2016 while the compulsory General Meeting also took place as usual on Sunday,

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From: THE DESK OF THE GLOBAL PRESIDENT
          BARRISTER KINGSLEY ESSIEN
          barrkingsleyessien@yahoo.com

To:     ALL MEMBERS OF BIFOBA

SUBJECT: PERIODIC BRIEFING – OCTOBER 2016

My Dear Brothers,

Peace of the Lord be with you today and always. This is my briefing to you on the activities of our Association from the 14th of September 2016 (the date of my last letter) to today, October 20, 2016. Please do me a favour. Forward this mail to members of your set or other Bifoba members whose e–mail addresses are available to you. Be informed also that the main reason of this briefing is to keep you abreast of your Association’s activities within the period under focus and to provide you with an opportunity to contribute your ideas to the running of our dear Association.

1.00. MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

1.01. Our mandatory monthly General Meeting was held on Sunday, October 9, 2016 inside our Auditorium. I use this opportunity to thank all the members who attended the meeting. Attendanc

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3295567012?profile=originalBIFOBA President

FROM:           Barr. Kingsley Essien (Global President, BIFOBA )

TO:                 All members of BIFOBA 

SUBJECT:      APPRECIATION

My dear Brothers,

Welcome to the month of October. October is a very important month in the history of our great country – Nigeria. This is the month that Nigeria, our dear Country got her independence. Our Country is now 56 years old. Your Alma Mater, is also 56 years old. As we celebrate Nigeria, for remaining as one nation up to 56 years, let us also celebrate our Alma Mater and by extension, ourselves for having attended a school that shares the same age with Nigeria. Congratulations.

Gentlemen, I am in a good mood, I appeal to all of you to please join me in thanking and appreciating our dear 1972 set for being the first set to respond to my plea that we must take our destiny in our own hands and look for ways to complete our dear Auditorium.

Recall that in my briefing to you dated September 14, 2016, I attached a quotation for th

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BIFOBA President: Kingsley Iniobong Essien

My dear distinguished fellow Executive Council Members and fellow Old Boys of Birch Freeman High School Old Boys Association (BIFOBA).

It gives me the greatest honour to address you today as the Global President of our great Association – BIFOBA. I address you with the greatest sense of humility and with a total and complete submission to the will of God.

Let me acknowledge and thank the Immediate Past Global President, Mr. Feyi Dinyo for his selfless service to this Association in the past four years and for lifting the Bar in terms of service to our Association. He, along with other members of his Executive Council which I had the privilege to be a part of, worked tirelessly to ensure that this Association is placed on a firm footing. I am proud of my bosom friend and indeed I am also proud of the contributions made by all the past presidents and the Executive Councils of the Association. Of course, my thanks also go to all our members who

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Fellow Old Boys

Compliments of the season as I express sincere thanks to you all for the show of support since my take-over of the Presidency of our Association.

As part of my responsibilities, I write in connection with the BIFOBA Blazer Project (an outstanding issue handed over to me by the immediate past Global President (Mr. Feyi Dinyo), to give an update of the current situation and the plan by the current National Executive Council (“Exco”) to resolve the issue once and for all.

Let me assure that I, like every other Old Boy who has paid for the said Blazer is desirous of getting the Blazer as quickly as possible consequently, my Colleagues in Exco and I have resolved to do all that is necessary to ensure that the Project is executed immediately and the Blazers delivered to Old Boys soonest.

It may be necessary to give a background information on the BIFOBA Blazer Project to educate Old Boys on the immediate past Exco’s genuine good intention and efforts to procure the Blazers at

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Wow! Saturday, April 30, 2016 had come and gone but the memories of the day would remain indelible in the hearts of all Old Boys of Birch Freeman High School, Surulere, Lagos, their friends, spouses and well wishers who attended the Annual Home Coming Event of the Old Boys, which was held on the said date in BIFOBA built school Auditorium.

The event commenced at about 4.00 pm Nigeria time. It was an evening of great excitement and splendor as Old Boys, with their spouses, gorgeously dressed, gathered to celebrate the Annual Home Coming, which was ably tagged “A new song”

The Chairman of the event was His Excellency Chief (Senator) Segun Bamigbetan Baju (former Nigeria Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba), who in his opening remarks, commended the leadership of BIFOBA and the entire members of the Association for their unmatched commitment to the development and advancement of their Alma Mater and, also, congratulated the new Global President, Barrister Kingsley Essien, on his inaugurat

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bifoba NA chapter's President

2014 Reflection from the NA President

Looking back at 2014, I believe the year has been a busy and successful year for Bifoba NA chapter.

We have come a long way and still have a lot to accomplish as a growing association. I will encourage all present members to make it a promise to themselves to at least bring two new members every year to join the association - with more members we can accomplish more.

Accomplishments over the past year:

  • Membership increased
  • More constructive and positive discussions
  • Financial and moral supports for our departed members and their families.
  • Donated dictionaries/gazetteers to the Junior school
  • Successful and memorable reunion in Memphis, Tennessee.

Goals and Aspirations for 2015

  • Family matters (Promote and encourage more time spending with family)
  • To create more sub chapters in different cities and states all over North America.
  • Bifoba NA chapter's collective aspiration  for Bir
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