The policies of this present government in Nigeria is to ban the importation of food, be self-sufficient, make farming attractive for the youths and make them less independent of white-collar jobs.
The government can only achieve these if the youths at their early life, are exposed to the nitty-gritty of farming, make our education practicable, creative and workable thus the introduction of the teaching of Entrepreneurship in the Schools’ Curriculum.
These, Methodist Boys’ High School Victoria Island key into in their teaching. And to make these realisable, the School on 7th of April, 2019 embarked on an Excursion to the Republic of Benin to visit SONGHAI FARM located in Port-Novo.
Port-Novo, otherwise known as Ajase- Ipo in the Old Oyo Empire is a historical town that was made popular by her involvement in the then Slave Trade. And her port was named Port-Novo by the French who made use of the place. Port-Novo of today has become a tourist town as a result of the highly mechanised Farming activities going in the town.
Sometimes in 1980, the idea to establish an agro-allied farm in Africa came from a Nigerian Catholic Priest and a Lecturer at University of Califonia by name Father Godfrey Uzamujo. Father Godfrey Uzamujo from IMO State brought the idea to Nigeria with the intention of establishing the Agro-Allied Farm here in the Country but he was rejected with his lofty ideas.
For his intention to liberate Africa from hunger despite all the natural resources we are blessed with, Father Uzamujo left Nigeria in annoyance and headed to the Republic of Benin where the late President Matthew Kerekou accepted him and gave him over 22 hectares of lands to start what is now known as SONGHAI FARM, a world-acclaimed First Class Agro-Allied Farm.
Where do I start?
The waste, such as domestic wastes, even our faeces that have so far become a health hazard to us here in Nigeria has been turned to Bio-Gas Energy that is being used to power their Electricity. Methane Gas is effective in almost all sector of their Agricultural activities. Whereas in our country this has become so problematic to the environment and our aquatic survival.
The farm has gone as far as the production of Cooking Gas through the same process. Used Plastics are recycled to produce new products such as buckets, dustbins etc.
The Farm does not make use of Inorganic Fertilizer that is known to be so injurious to our health and the land. Instead, the Farm makes use of Compost Manure which is produced on the Farm.
Farming activities are made so attractive even to the younger ones that we brought from highbrow Victoria Island to the place. This is made possible through the production of Farm Machineries that are fabricated through recycled metal wastes.
My interview with Father Godfrey Uzamujo showed that the Nigerian Government is not ready for the kind of Agricultural Revolution that is ongoing in a tiny country such as the Republic of Benin. He said he made attempt to establish this kind of Farm in more than 18 states in Nigeria but he doubts the sincerity of those in power to make the efforts to be fruitful.
Where do we got it wrong if we could not feed ourselves because of corruption, unnecessary bottlenecks created for those Nigerians and foreigners who have a genuine interest of establishing such Farms and Industries that would have increased economic activities of the Country?
Both the State and the Federal Governments should see the example of Father Godfrey Uzamujo as a big challenge, sit down with him to reciprocate these farming activities in his fatherland. Though he was once rejected, the present Government can partner with him to have the Farm established in all the States that are yet to have one.
Seeing is believing, the numbers of visitors both local and foreign, Students and Agricultural Agents/Extension Workers that visit the SONGHAI FARM attested to the success of Father Uzomujo’s success of the revolution in Agric.
To us in Methodist Boys’ High School, Victoria Island, Lagos, we have seen this as the right steps towards achieving the sustainable entrepreneurial life for the Students. We promise to keep the flag flying even as we journey back to our Country Nigeria and make use of the experience gained.
GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY!
The Management and Staff of Methodist Boys’ High School, Victoria Island Lagos, write to wish our esteemed parents well, as we are all bound to this general lock down of the entire Nation as a result of this pandemic disease, Corona virus nicknamed COVID-19, that is ravaging the whole World.
Though the Government has closed all Schools in order to keep us alive, but we thank God that we are all still alive as families. This is painful but we need to abide with the Government directive in order to curtail the spread of the disease and not to endanger the Students in our care.
We are glad to tell you that we had completed the scheme of work for the Second Term and were about to start the Terminal Examination when we were forced to close down. We are promising you that the school is on top of the situation and have made strategic plans to cover the lost ground whenever we resume.
Again we are preparing the SS3 students towards their WAEC and NECO Examinations as their subject teachers are teaching them through WhatsApp and Zoom devices. We also plead with parents to monitor their progress in line with the timetable sent earlier. We are promising to do more towards giving them the best before their Exams.
Parents are advised to monitor the assignments previously given to their wards when they were coming home and are also advised to keep watch over their wards at this crucial period especially on their usage of phones and other devices. They can make the best use of these when they are closely monitored by parents. We should be mindful of the type of friends they associate with so as not to pollute them.
We pray to God to put an end to the spread of this dangerous disease in our land so that the future of our children and the country at large will not be endangered. Arrangements are on to make sure that lost grounds are covered. We are very sure that the Government through various Ministries will adjust the Academic Calendar too. On our part too, we shall keep in touch with parents as regard this.
We wish us well as we pray to God to heal our land. We admonish us all to stay indoor and stay safe.
Methodist Boys High School,Victoria Island Lagos celebrated her 142nd Annual Inter House Sports Competition today 12th of March, 2020 with pumps and pageantry. It was an important event mapped out to mark the 142nd Founder’s Day of the School.
In his welcome address, the Principal of the School Very Revd. Paul Oláyíwolá Olúkúngà thanked all those who grace the Sporting Events. He emphasized the importance of Sports towards the development of a Child as it promotes good health, build friendship and inculcates in the child the habit of appreciating excellence when laurels are won and how to accept defeat when one loses competition.
The Chairman of the Sporting Events Prince Ayòdele Adedeji Oyekan appreciated the School Management for the honor extended to him as an Old Boy to be the Chairman of the day. He promised to always give his best to his Alma mata.
Other dignitaries at the event were the President of Old Boys Association Arch.Victor Braimoh, the PTA Chairman Mr Miebi, parents and other important guests.
At the end of the Competition,Westminster came first, Handsworth came second while Kingswood came third.
Attached is a video below;
Government and Civic Education Teacher is needed at Methodist Boys’ High School, Victoria Island, Lagos.
- Applicants should possess BSc, BEd or BSc/Ed in Political Science or related courses.
- TRCN certification/registration, as well as experience in teaching and marking WAEC/NECO is an added advantage.
Interested applicants should forward their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Victoria Island, Lagos.
We use this medium to glorify the Almighty God for his protection and blessings over us from the beginning of the year 2020 till this moment. We also commend our esteemed parents and members of staff for their unalloyed support to the school. May the Almighty God continue to enlarge your coast in Jesus name.
MID-TERM BREAK: The school closes for the mid-term break on 14th February 2020.
Resumption: Boarders are expected to resume on Sunday 23rd February, 2020 for the second half of the term.
SCHOOL FEES: Debtors shall not be allowed into the school immediately after the mid-term break.
ADMISSION FORM: Our admission forms into JS1, 2 and SS1 are still available for sale at #10,000each. Intending parents are expected to obtain the forms at the school’s Bursary Department.
STUDENTS DRESSING: Every student is expected to resume with very low hair-cut, decent uniforms and very low finger- nails.
NB: It is now compulsory for every students in the school to have the school’s Brown Blazers and Cardigans. Any student who resumes without the items shall be sent home.
MID-TERM BREAK ASSIGNMENT: Parents are to ensure that their wards do the assignments given to them by their subject teachers. The assignments shall be posted on the school’s website: www.mbhslagos.com.ng.
MID-TERM RESULT: Parents are to access the results on the school App https://mbhslagos.com.ng/app on 20th Feb, 2020.
142ND INTER-HOUSE SPORTS COMPETITION/FOUNDERS DAY: The events are slated for 12th and 14th March, 2020 respectively. Parents and well-wishers are cordially invited to the events.
PTA GENERAL MEETING: The PTA’s general meeting comes up on Sunday 1st March, 2020at 1pm. Venue: the school’s Hall.
BECE REGISTRATION: The BECE registration will commence soon. Parents are hereby advised to submit their wards bio-data forms
EDUCATIONAL TABLETS: Parents who have procured the school’s educational tablets for their wards are advised to inscribe their wards’ names on the items. Parents who are yet to procure the tabs for their wards are hereby advised to do so.
Jss3 students are to resume with the sum of #500 for the purchase of their literature texts analysis for their BECE (Lagos State Junior Examination)
Very Rev. Paul Olukunga
The school session is on break but that doesn’t stop you from studying. Kindly scroll below to find your class and click on the link to access the assignment meant for your class.
Enjoy the holidays! See you in class on February 24, 2020.
The entire School was set agog when these distinguished OldBoys started arriving to celebrate the School that made them.
The young boys of the 70s who are now big men, shakers and movers of the world started exchanging pleasantries, cracking jokes to reminiscent their days of yore and how rascally some them were when they were in School.
It was actually a day to mark the tradition of excellence that was impacted on them when they were Students and which made them what they are now.
Among them where reputable Professors in various Universities here in Nigeria and abroad. Captains of Industries, serving and retired Army Generals, seasoned Administrators,Legal luminaries and Businessmen among others.
Apart from wining and dinning with the Students,the occasion was staged in the School to encourage the present Students that they too can become great and that they needed to imbibe the School moto “Non Sibi, Sed Aliis” e.i “Not for us but for others” in to to .
This the set demonstrated when they gave TEN INDIGENT but BRILLIANT students ONE HUNDRED THOUSANDS NAIRA financial assistance to each Student.
The Students that benefited from the financial assistance are:
1. Coker Òkìkì.
5. Iwara Joseph.
Two of the Teaching Staff were also recognized for their hardworking and creativities.
They are :
1. Oriola Olánrewájú.
2. Onabowale Adewale
To proof that “Teachers rewards” are on earth,some of their former Teachers were also honoured.
Among the former Teachers honoured was Mr Sóewu,an Old Boy himself who taught Physics in the School and later became the School Principal.
The Set was happy on the accelerated development of the School and still promised to assist the School towards its growth.
On the 13th December, 2019, AGWU EKENEDILICHUKWU was recognized and celebrated as the second place winner of Quramo Junior Writers’ Competition on the topic : THE WORLD IN 2030.
A Certificate of Merit was presented to him in this regard.
It is important to note that AGWU EKENEDILICHUKWU has been previously recognized as one of top ten in Nigeria, in this competition about two years ago. From the top ten, he was celebrated as the overall second place winner as well as Lagos State Champion (1st in Lagos).
Though Agwu Ekenedilichukwu was not around to receive the award, Master Ikem Onwuchuruba received the Certificate on his behalf.
The Staff and Students of Methodist Boys’ High School, Victoria Island Lagos celebrate with our Principal Very Revd Paul Olayiwola Olukunga on his birthday today.
We thank God for His mercy and blessings on your life and the entire School that you are piloting her affairs now. One can see and attest to the fact that God is turning things around for good through you. Yoruba bo,won ni “ti eniyan ba lori rere,ko tun ni ese rere”.
You have the good fortune and you came at the right time to make things work for good thus the midas touch we are all witnessing!
The Lord has just started using you towards reaching the land of our dream and we shall get there.
We pray as you are celebrating your birthday today, to give you good health long life and the wherewithal to succeed in all your endeavors.
Olayiwola, Omo Ikorodu Oga!
Odun kan ninu ayo Oluwa.
CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Taekwondo has been recognized as one of the most effective methods to cultivate desirable values and attitudes in adolescents through the internalization of social norms, beliefs, values, attitudes, and cognitive experiences.
In general, physical activities affect human social life in various ways, and inherent values directly impact on psychological reactions and behaviours. As the value of participating in physical activities through sports helps the student’s psychological adaptation and improves social support, we can see that it plays a critical role in healthy adaptation to school life. In this respect, physical activity through taekwondo training is considered very important for school education.
Below are some of our videos and pictures so far, showing how excited the students have been with this physical activity;