The Government would soon upgrade the Brifoh Senior High School, in the Lawra Municipality, into a Model Senior High School.
This follows an announcement made by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that plans were far advanced for the upgrade, at the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Lawra Senior High School on Saturday the 10th of November 2018.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the upgrade would see the construction of additional dormitories, a library, an administration block, a science laboratory and a dining hall at the Brifoh Senior High School to ensure the school meets the demands of the 21st Century.
Member of Parliament for Lawra and Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways, Anthony Abayifaa Karbo, who was also present at the event welcomed the announcement by the President. He said the upgrade would be in fulfillment of a campaign pledge made by the President to the late Chief of Brifoh Naa Gandaah before the 2016 election.
After the upgrade, Lawra would be one of the few Municipalities in the Upper West Region with a model school.
President John Agyekum Kufuor started the Model School Policy with the aim of improving facilities in Senior High Schools across the country to meet international standards. The policy was, however, abandoned after the New Patriotic Party lost office in 2009. In September 2017, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced the resumption of the policy and stated that the Government was going to upgrade some 47 schools into model schools.