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Top Category ‘A’ Schools In Upper West Region

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Category a schools in Upper West Region

Prospective Senior High School students would want to attend the best senior high schools in Ghana and Parents will equally want the best for their wards hence the search of suitable schools normally done ahead of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) each year.

Academic performance at WASSCE, School’s achievement, Infrastructure, and facilities are among the important ranking factors the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) use to rank Senior High Schools in Ghana.


Today, we present to you the senior high schools that have defied all odds to register their names as a category ‘A’ school in the Upper West Region Region.

When it comes to Senior High School education in Ghana, the Upper West Region also boasts of best schools offering quality education but unfortunately, only 3 out of the numerous senior high schools in the Region are “First Class Schools”.


The arrangement of schools in our publication is in no order. We are just presenting them as they were written.

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This article is meant to serve as a guide to students or parents who will look for category ‘a’ schools in the Upper West Region for their wards.

Here are the category ‘A’ Schools In the Upper West Region.


St. Francis Girls’ Senior High School

Category a schools in Upper West Region

Saint Francis of Assisi Girls’ Secondary School is the only girls’ secondary school in the Upper West Region of Ghana.It was established in 1959 as the first girls’ secondary school in North Ghana. Currently, the student population is around 600.

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It is situated on Wa-Hamile Trunk road, about 2 kilometres away from the main township of Jirapa. St. Francis of Assisi, Jirapa is an all girls boarding school. The students are from every region of Ghana. This all girls Catholic High School has a sister school: St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento, California, USA.

Lawra Senior High School

Category a schools in Upper West Region

Lawra Senior High School is located in the Upper West region. It is popular for its great strides in academics. The school has recorded proud achievements in academics and other extracurricular activities.


Teachers are commended for their dedication to work and there exists a good student-teacher relationship. The school’s discipline level is commendable.

The social environment in school can be made more invigorating by encouraging the students to be more active in clubs and societies.

Popular clubs in the school include school cadet, Red Cross, Science club among others. The school’s strongest point is its relatively good academic standards and the weakest area is its inability to project its image outside its walls.

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Nandom Senior High School

Category a schools in Upper West Region

The Nandom Senior High is an all-boys Catholic secondary school (formerly called St. Michael’s Secondary School) located in Nandom, the Upper West Region of Ghana, Nandom district to be precise.

The school was founded in 1968 by the Fathers of Immaculate conception (FIC) brothers with an initial number of 38 students and this has risen to 858 in recent periods.


Nandom Senior High School, also known as NANSEC, has enjoyed some glories especially in the period of General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary and Advanced levels. This is evident in the year 1976 when the school witnessed outstanding results.