21 March 2018
Two former students of Holy Child School in Cape Coast, Ghana, have been adjudged the overall best candidate and the first runner-up in the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). These two candidates were first and second in Ghana as well as in West Africa.
Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland and Audrey Emefa Awuttey, past students who completed in June 2017, are in the medical school in the University of Legon, Accra. They both intend to be successful in the medical field.
“In my tenure as headmistress, we had similar awards in 2012 when we produced the best business student in the country and in 2013, we had the best General Arts student. What make this award unique is that we have produced the overall best candidate for Ghana and West Africa, raising high the flag of Holy Child School,” said headmistress Rev. Sister Josephine Anto, SHCJ.
In Ghana, students take part in examinations organised by the West African Examination Council. All the private and public schools in five member countries are bound to write these examinations. These examinations determine their admission to the universities.
This year 1.9 million candidates took the examinations in West Africa and Jochebed topped them all with Audrey placing second.
“These are exciting moments for us as an institution,” Sister Josephine said.