St James Seminary tops 2018 SHS Rankings

St James Seminary tops 2018 SHS Rankings

- in Education, Latest in Ghana, News

The St James’ Seminary and Senior High School (SHS) in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region has emerged as the best Senior High School in Ghana after topping in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

This is the fifth time in a row that the school has topped the WASSCE for school candidates in the country.

The ranking was done by the Ministry of Education according to the performance of senior schools in the WASSCE.

A total of 672 SHS were ranked, covering a period of four years (between 2013 and 2017).

Students of St James’ Seminary and SHS had an average performance of 98.8 per cent during the said period.

ST. Francis Xavier in the Upper West Region came second with a pass percentage of 94.97.

Opoku Ware School (OWASS) in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region came third with an average of 88.2 per cent.

The biggest shock, however, is that popular schools like Mfantsipim School (14), Presbyterian Boys SHS, Legon (15), Prempeh College (17) and Pope John SHS (19) were not in the top 10.

Other popular schools like Bishop Herman, Achimota, Archbishop Porter Girls, Mfantsiman Girls and St Thomas Aquinas, placed 26th, 29th, 32nd, 39th, 45th respectively.

Here are the top 20 schools

1. ST. JAMES SEMINARY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 98.80%

2. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER JUNIOR SEMINARY – Average percentage of passes: 94.97%

3. OPOKU WARE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 88.23%

4. WESLEY GIRLS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 87.60%

5. HOLY CHILD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 87.53%

6. ADISADEL COLLEGE – Average percentage of passes: 86.31%

7. ST. PETER’S SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 84.81%

8. ST. AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE – Average percentage of passes: 83.06%

9. REV. JOHN TEYE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE – Average percentage of passes: 81.96%

10. NOTRE DAME SEMINARY SNR. HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 81.64%

11. ST. ROSES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 81.59%

12. LOUIS SNR. HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 81.25%

13. SAVIOUR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 80.79%

14. MFANTSIPIM SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 79.03%

15. PRESEC LEGON BOYS’ SNR. HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 78.08%

16. GALAXY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 77.46%

17. PREMPEH COLLEGE – Average percentage of passes: 76.63%

18. BEREKUM STAR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 75.94%

19. POPE JOHN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 75.83%

20. ABURI GIRLS’ SNR. HIGH SCHOOL – Average percentage of passes: 74.46%

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