David Lowo’s Passage

Late Ras. David Tunde Lowo

With deep sadness and shock, BIFOBA NA chapter announced the sudden death of a wonderful alumnus, a good friend, a righteous colleague, an awe-inspiring, outstanding creative artist, and above all – an amazing brother: Ras. David Tunde Lowo.

May God Almighty give him eternal rest and may his soul rest in peace.

All our sympathy is with his family.

His funeral arrangement will be announced later.

Up School!


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


Hotel Reservation has been extended to July 6th 2015.

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

2015 Atlanta Reunion: Bifoba N.A. President ‘s Speech

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 increased tremendously in membership in the last one year, while still hunting for more members; we are open to all positive membership drive suggestions and giving back to the success of our great school. The school is still in need of our financial support to help them produce our future leaders, “From whom much is given much is expected”.

Based on personal experience of report shown to me by the school during my visit this year, WAEC result have increased from 9% to about 49% showing a 40% increase. This increase was a result of new introduced curriculums such as farming, fishery and poultry, making school more interesting for student’s high attendance. This increase was accomplished with the help of hard work and commitment by the new principal Mr Adeosun and support of entire staff.

In Oct. 2014, Bifoba, North America chapter donated 1000 dictionaries/gazetteers to the junior school in honor of Late David Lowo which the students and teachers appreciated so much.

Our donation this year is leaning towards games and sporting equipments. Our funding is through auction and donation activity during our reunion dinner and we can’t do this without your help, so please come prepared to support financially.

In addition to the above goals, we also like to donate used books to the school library, so if you have fairly used books, please send it our way and we will ship as one body to the school. The blessing of God that blessed and added no sorrow shall be with you as you participate.

On behalf of the Bifoba N.A executive I will like to express our profound gratitude to the entire members of the chapter for their support so far in the last few years.

We continue to request your support in reaching out to your old school/classmates so that we can continue to expand the vision through more members. We are a body with vision while making use of every talent through more members to achieve our goals. As our school motto says “trained for duty and for thee”.

Thank you all. Up school!!!

Adeniyi Fagbamiye

President Bifoba N.A Chapter.

“Bifoba slogan: Birch Freeman is Changing and BIFOBA is Moving Ahead”

Bfhs Celebrates 56th Founders’ Day In Style

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 their position of winning awards this year.

Cash-backed endowments for outstanding students ranging from N 25, 000 to N 50, 000 from BIFOBA Guild Members will be announced.

The event will also unveil the N3.5 million Musical Equipment donated by the North American Chapter of BIFOBA to form a BFHS 30-Student Musical Orchestra by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State. 5 students each from 17 secondary schools (in BFHS League) will be in attendance.

Preparations are on top gear in ensuring this year’s Founders’ Day celebration is remarkable and memorable. Students and Old Boys are already counting down in great anticipation of the annual event.
Old Boys have been encouraged to attend both events in the usual dress code of the School Blazer and Business Casual respectively.

The Founders’ Day serves as morale-booster and avenue for the students to familiarize with their old boys.

Bifoba Na: 2016 Chicago Reunion

It is Time for Merriments in Chicago

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O’Hare Airport3-star hotel

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

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 drive to Rivers Casino Des Plaines. All rooms offer modern decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini fridges and free WiFi. Suites add whirlpool tubs.


Up NA Chapter!

Celebration of Old Boys’ Birthdays

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 

SCARCE Donated Books to Birch Freeman High School (Report By Foluso Adeyemi)

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.

Photograph of some of the donated books

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 are ready to be shipped to Birch Freeman High School in Lagos.

SCARCE promises to continue to support and assist Birch Freeman High School with educational materials as needed in future. SCARCE is an organization that is dedicated to education by collecting extra surplus high-quality textbooks (text, reference, and library) from schools in the USA and putting them into the hands of students (near and far) who need them.


Photograph: Rev. Femi Morgan (BIFOBA) and Ms. Bev. Jaszczurowski (SCARCE)

Click below to read the appreciation letter from Rev. Femi Morgan to SCARCE


Letter of Appreciation To SCARCE

 Report: Foluso Adeyemi

Birch Freeman Junior High wins 3rd Prize at the Lagos State Tree Planting Competition

Hamzat Taofik, a JSS 3 Student of Birch Freeman High, won the 3rd prize at the Lagos State Tree Planting Competition

The tutor general Mrs. A.A Anifowose, Hamzat Taofik of Birch Freeman Junior High School and the Principal, Mrs. Oresawo 

BFHS wins the 1st and 3rd Prizes at the NTA WORK IT OUT Program

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

Adewole Abiodun won 3rd prize

BIFOBA Celebrates Old Boys Born in November

BIFOBA Celebrates Old Boys Born in November

November Celebrants with the Global President Barr. Kingsley Essien