St. James Seminary Senior High School, a Catholic school in Ghana’s Bono Region and the Sunyani Diocese has produced the 1st and 2nd Best Students in the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The achievement is the second in the history of the Sunyani-based Catholic school.
A letter from the West African Examinations Council to the school’s headmaster, signed by the Examination Council’s Head of Public Affairs in Ghana, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe (Mrs.), stated that a candidate from the school, St. James Seminary SHS, Alex Opoku Manu, was declared the 1ST PRIZE WINNER for the INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS for the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022.
A portion of the letter read “The International Excellence Awards are presented to the three overall best candidates from the member countries that subscribe to the WASSCE, namely The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.”
Another letter from the West African examination body to the headmaster named Benjamin Eyram Nana Kwame Degbey as the 2ND PRIZE WINNER.
“The West African Examinations Council has the pleasure to inform you that your candidate, Benjamin Eyram Nana Kwame Degbey has been declared 2ND PRIZE WINNER for the INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS for the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022” the letter indicated.
The letter further indicated that awards will be presented to the candidates at the Opening Ceremony of the 71st Annual Council Meeting to be held in Banjul, The Gambia on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
The first and second place awards means St. James Seminary SHS is the best Senior High School in the 2022 WASSCE.
Both students, Alex Opoku Manu and Benjamin Eyram Nana Kwame Degbey were contestants for the school in the 2022 National Science and Maths Quiz.
St. James has been named Ghana’s best senior high school for the past decade, having consistently placed in the top ten performing schools in the West African Examinations Council’s Senior School Certificate Exams (WASSCE).
It won the WASSCE in 2006, 2009, and 2011, and produced the best and third-best candidates in West Africa in 2016.
The Ministry of Education named the school the best second-cycle school in the country in 2018 after it topped the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates in the country for five years in a row.
The school has consistently topped the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates in the country for the past five years.
The school was founded in 1978 by the late Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sunyani, Most Rev. James Owusu.