Single sex schools in Ghana on average perform better than their co-educational counterparts.Out of the twenty five schools that have averaged 75% passes and above in the WASSCE, six all girls schools made the list.
Three of them, led by Wesley Girls High School, have displayed exceptional academic performance in the WASSCE from 2011 to 2015 averaging a 90% pass rate (Number of students who got A1 – C6 in all the subjects).
Here is a list of all the girls schools who have distinguished themselves academically:
1. WESLEY GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL
Average percentage of passes: 90.00%
Wey Gey Hey can easily boast of presenting the best candidates for the WASSCE. In 2015, the school scooped all top three places in the WAEC annual awards .Their overall performance is also commendable (just not as exemplary). Their worst performance was in 2015 when they scored an average pass rate of 81.43%.
2. HOLY CHILD SNR. HIGH SCHOOL
Average percentage of passes: 88.48%
Holico, another Cape Coast School posted their best performances in 2011 and 2012 where they achieved 93.24% and 98.11% passes respectively.
3. LOUIS SNR. HIGH SCHOOL
Average percentage of passes: 84.97%
Leading the girls schools in the Ashanti Region, St. Louis posted their best performance in 2012 with a 93.88% pass rate.
4. ROSES SNR. HIGH SCHOOL
Average percentage passes: 83.32%
Placing second overall in the Eastern Region, behind their brother school Persco, Rosec obtained its best performance with a 97.85% pass rate in 2012 but under performed in 2015 with a 52.90% pass rate
5. ARCHBISHOP PORTER GIRLS’ SNR. HIGH SCH.
Average percentage of passes: 79.04%
Porter Girls recorded its highest performance in 2011 with 98.32% and its lowest pass rate of53.83% in 2015
6. ABURI GIRLS’ SNR. HIGH SCHOOL
Average percentage of passes: 76.61%
Aburi Girls seem to be losing its stand as a powerhouse for academics . Once considered as the second best girls school in the country (after Wey Gey Hey) their performance over the years have not been spectacular . Their best showing was in 2011 when the school posted a pass rate of 86.07%.