President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that government will upgrade Brifoh Senior High School in the Lawra Municipality into a Model Senior High School.
Speaking at the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Lawra Senior High School on Saturday, the President said plans are underway for the upgrade.
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.
the President indicated that Brifo Senior High School, which falls under his jurisdiction, is being converted into a Model School, with the construction of dormitories, a library, an administration block, a science laboratory, and a dining hall.
Member of Parliament for Lawra and Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways, Anthony Abayifaa Karbo expressed appreciation to the president.
According to him, 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 elections.
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.