The Mount Carmel Girls’ Senior High School in the Brong Ahafo Region topped the 2013 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) by scoring 100 per cent in the examination.
The school was followed by Wesley Girls’ Senior High in Cape Coast which had 99.60 per cent and the Tepa Senior High School, with 99.55 per cent placed third.
According to the rankings compiled by the Statistics, Research, Information, Management and Public Relations (SRIMPR) Division of the Ministry of Education, all the 56 candidates presented by the Mount Carmel SHS had between A1 and C6, giving the school a 100 per cent score.
However, in the case of the Wesley Girls’ SHS, 741 out of the 744 candidates it presented for the exam had between A1 and C6, thereby scoring 99.60 per cent.
The rankings of the performance of the schools also indicated that the Koforidua Senior High Technical School with 99.39 per cent took the fourth place. Kade Day Senior High Technical School scored 99.34 per cent in fifth place and the St. James Seminary had 99.29 per cent and placed sixth.
The Adisadel College took the seventh place with 99.05 per cent. Maranatha Business SHS took the eighth place with 99.02 per cent while the St Francis Xavier Seminary took the ninth place with 98.99 per cent and the Ghana Lebanon Islamic SHS placed 10th with 98.73 per cent.
In 11th place was St. Augustine’s College (98.69 per cent); Abetifi Presby SHS (98.63 per cent), 12th; Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS (98.54 per cent), 13th; St Roses SHS (98.48 per cent), 14th; Okomfo Anokye SHS (98.41 per cent), 15th; Islamic Girls’ SHS (98.32 per cent), 16th; Holy Child SHS (98,18 per cent) 17th; St. John’s SHS (97.94 per cent), 18th; Serwaa Kesse Girls’ SHS (97.77 per cent), 19th and Opoku Ware SHS (97.69 per cent), 20th.
Top schools including Mfantsipim School, Aburi Girls’ SHS, Presbyterian Boys’ SHS, Prempeh College, Accra Academy and Achimota School placed 39th 44th, 52nd, 54th, 59th and 78th respectively out of 716 schools.