The Headmistress of the School, Mrs Joyce Acolatse, has disclosed that Acrra Girls emerged the best in WASSCE performance after critical analysis of the WASSCE results revealed an excellent improvement in the performance of the students.
According to her, the school was able to achieve that feat based on hardworking and discipline of students, staff, and management.
“Accra Girls Senior High School made it to the semi-finals of the 2016 Capital Market Week Competition for the Senior High Schools in the Region in October 2016. The National Investment Quiz organized by the Securities and Exchange Commission awarded certificates to our two contestants,” she said.
The headmistress was speaking at the Accra Girls SHS 29th Speech and Prize-giving Day, at the school’s premises in Accra on the theme: “Promoting High Academic Standards and Entrepreneurship among the Youth.”
She indicated that “this year, 500 students have been posted to the school and we are appealing to the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to come to our aid in providing boarding accommodation, expand the Assembly Hall, the Dining Hall and provide furniture to create a conducive teaching environment for the newly S.H.S 1 students.”
Mrs Acolatse further urged the old students of Accra Girls (AGOSA) to support the School to enable it to improve the standards of education at the school.
On her part, Ms Lankai Quarcoopome, who is an alumnus of the school (AGOSA ’76) and also the Guest Speaker, said she believes that “through quality education, we could make our lives better and also transform our nation and for this reason, we must insist on achieving very high academic and performance standards at all levels in the country.”
Awards were given to the overall best students in various categories including the overall best student in Geography, Business, Science, Mathematics and the overall best student in this year’s WASSCE. Other departments in the School like the Mathematics, Science and English Departments were also awarded for their remarkable work.