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!
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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.
WHY WE STARTED THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP/VOCATIONAL TRAINING
The Country Nigeria needs a kind of all-round education that will take us out of the present quagmire that has placed us among the poorest Countries in the World.
We therefore need an education in its quintessence that makes use of the most of MAN’S HEAD AND HANDS.
An Education that will make man productive in the Society.
An education that will produce EMPLOYERS OF LABOUR rather than JOB SEEKERS.
We need educational policies and Schools that will produce the quality and quantity of manpower that this Country need to set her on an even keel.
Methodist Boys’ High School, Victoria Island Lagos has set a pace to rebuild the Nation towards greatness and to keep her eyes almost without a blink on the target.
We are set to achieve these by equipping OUR HEADS through SOUND EDUCATION and training OUR HANDS by acquiring BASIC SKILLS needed in developing us technologically.
Through the introduction of the entrepreneurship and vocational training, no student in MBHS, Lagos will pass out of the school without having at least two different skills to boast of.
Here in MBHS, Lagos, we key in to the belief that Nigerians must produce, manufacture and increase her locally made goods.
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;
Give your wards the best educational experience by enrolling them into Methodist Boys High School, Lagos. (11, Sinari Daranijo Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Behind Zenith Bank Head Office, Victoria Island)
MBHS has an impeccable record of outstanding success with students due to their outstanding features which include:
- Well-equipped Science Laboratories
- Well-equipped Music and Visual Arts Studio
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Classrooms structured to international standards for learning
- Sports and Gaming facilities to propel participation
- Ultra-modern e-Library fitted to Global standards
- Multi-purpose studio to groom diverse talents
- Boarding house starved of societal ills
We believe quality education has to be made as affordable as possible hence our moderate tuition fees despite the outstanding quality.
Admission currently on into the following classes: JSS1, JSS2, SS1, SS2
Here’s how to enroll your wards:
- Purchase application forms at the school premises for Ten Thousand Naira only (#10,000)
- Fill Application form as instructed.
- Submit duly completed forms at school premises
- Voila! You’ve successfully registered your ward for the entrance examination.
DATES OF THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION:
- Saturday, 21st March 2020.
- Saturday, 23rd May 2020.
- Saturday, 11th July 2020.
P.S: You can come to the school premises with payment proof and get the form immediately.
ACCOUNT NO: 0252665520 (GT BANK)
SCHOOL ADDRESS: 11, Sinari Daranijo Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Behind Zenith Bank Head Office, Victoria Island.
We are grateful to the Almighty God for His protection and blessings over us from the beginning of the term till this present moment. May His glorious name be exalted in Jesus name. The Management is equally grateful to our esteemed parents for their unalloyed support by ensuring that our mutual goal in raising excellent, Godly and well matured students is achieved. Kudos to you all!
We implore you to take note of the following:
VACATION: The school closes for Christmas Break on 12th December, 2019.
RESUMPTION: Boarders are expected to resume on 5th January, 2020 while Day students are to resume the next day.
SCHOOL FEES: All students fees should be paid to GTBank Account No: 0252665520 Acct. Name is: Methodist Boys High School, Lagos.
ACADEMICS: By next term, kids educational tabs are mandatory for both JS3 and SS3 students. Further information on the items shall be disseminated to parents via sms.
- First term result: Parents are advised to log on to the school’s management App for the 1st term result from 20th December, 2019.
- Subjects confirmation: SS3 parents are expected to confirm their ward’s subjects thoroughly in order to avoid wrong spellings of candidate names, date of birth, and other vital information necessary for their WAEC/NECO registrations. Photocopies of candidate’s birth certificate are also expected to be attached to the forms before submission.
- Subject confirmation for SS2 Students: Parents whose wards are in SS2 are also enjoined to confirm their wards’ subjects in the form that shall be sent to them.
PARENTS WATSAPP GROUP: Parents that are yet to be added to the group are to send MBHS Parent to 08034664774.
SS3 Parents are to come and pick their wards in the school on 20th December,2019 for the Christmas break.
HOSTEL REQUIREMENTS: Every boarder is expected to resume with the following items:
- 2 bunches of broom
- 1 bottle Izal
- 1 bottle of insecticide
- 1 comb/hair brush
- 2 bed sheets
- At least 3 pairs of school uniform/house wear
DRESSING IN THE SCHOOL: students are not expected to dress shabbily in the school. It is compulsory that every student should resume with very low haircut. Parents are advised to ensure that their wards resume with decent and correct uniform /house wears. (NB: Tight trousers are not allowed. Any student found with such items shall be sent home.)
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: As you celebrate the birth of our Saviour this season, may He grant you your hearts’ desire and give you rest throughout the Yuletide period and beyond. Wishing you and your families merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Stay blessed.
Very Rev. Paul Olukunga