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 part of this great event on Monday 6th February 2017 in the New Multipurpose Hall at 9.30 am.

Up School! UP BIFOBA!! Up Great Freemen!!! 

1992 set Plans to Mark Silver Jubilee with a Football Field for BFHS

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.

The 1992 team clearing the land for the proposed Football Field

57TH FOUNDERS’ DAY ANNIVERSARY – Details of the Event

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 old boys, select members of the Public, Lagos State Education Ministry Officials, members of BFHS’ Teaching Staff, members of BFHS’ Parent Forum, Members of Electronic and Print Media

For the Prize-Giving/Awards, Exco is appealing to old boys to sponsor prizes for different subjects or good behavioural patterns e.g. cleanliness, punctuality at school, exceptional good behaviour, outstanding innovation etc. Prizes will bear the names of sponsors, which will be announced during the awards.

Sponsors can have their donations converted into endowments if they sponsor a minimum amount of prize worth N20,000.00 and are willing to do same annually for the rest of their lives.

ndowments can be in the names of the old boys, their parents (whether alive or late or other loved ones which could also include a teacher or anybody who has made an impact on the old boys’ lives).

Sponsors should pay the necessary amount(s) to BIFOBA’s Account with details below and call  our Welfare Officer, Mr. Lanre Hassan on 0802 535 7550 or Mr. Olise-Emeka Nwachukwu on 0802 346 9613 to specify which prize(s) is/are being sponsored and whether same be converted into an endowment or not.

Birch Freeman Old Boys’ Association

Zenith Bank Plc

Account No. 1010228516

Old boys are reminded that the 6th February event is an “Official” BIFOBA’s event where members of the public are invited as Guests; consequently, members who have the old BIFOBA Blazer are expected to attend the event, putting on the Blazers while those who are yet to receive the new set of Blazers should please attend in the formal Corporate/Business attires.

Exco looks forward to welcoming and receiving old boys on Monday 6th February 2017.

Yours faithfully

OLISE-EMEKA NWACHUKWU                                                         BARR. KINGSLEY ESSIEN

PUBLICITY SECRETARY                                                                    GLOBAL PRESIDENT

BIFOBA                                                                                               BIFOBA

Late Madam Beatrice Moniola Dinyo Funeral Event (Mother of Mr. Feyi Dinyo: Former Global President)

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.

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 Room: N15,150.00 per nite
Super Deluxe: N18,825.00
Tel: 08030835584

2. Esporta Suites(Hotel & Resorts) 32 Ondo-Ife Road
Standard Room: N 10,500.00
Executive Double: N 15,000.00
Diplomatic Suite: N 18,500.00
Tel: 08037192550

3. Labim Hotel & Event Centre  Ondo-Akure Road ( near NIROWI)
Single Room: N 10,000.00
Exec’ Double:N 12,000.00
Royal Double: N 13,500.00
Suite: N 20,000.00
Tel: 08037192550

4. 1828 Hotel& Suites: 156 Yaba Road, (Opposite Access Bank)
Standard Room: N 10,000.00
Executive Double: N 12,000.00
Tel: 07034378681

5. Leisure Springs Hotels: 5 Toyin St,Off Ademulegun Rd. Ondo-Akure Road.
Standard Double: N 9,000.00
Exec’ Double: N 10,800.00
Tel: 07086027193

6. Fade-Olu Guest House: 275 Canon Adeyemi Rd (Opposite Gani Fawehinmi’s House) Ondo-Ore Rd
Standard: N 7,000.00
Double: N 8,000.00
Super Double: N 9,000.00
Tel: 08067330754

We look forward to welcoming and receiving you in Ondo.

BIFOBA NA Chapter’s Tampa, Florida Reunion

Late Mr. Cornelius Padonu Funeral Service (Ex-BIFOBA President and Member of Guild of Awardees)

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.


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. 

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 and past Presidents of BIFOBA at the funeral service of late Mr. Cornelius Padonu