West Africa Senior High School (WASS) according to Prof Ransford Gyampo, a senior Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, is the best secondary school at the moment in the West Africa sub-region.
Gyampo talked fondly of his alma mater during an interview with Nana Aba Anamoah on Starr FM’s weekly personality profile feature Starr Chat.
He revealed that his secondary education began in 1988, when he enrolled in Form II at Osu Salem Senior High School.
“I moved from there (Osu Salem) to come to WASS, West Africa Secondary School, which is the best secondary school in West Africa,” he exclaimed gleefully.
He did, however, have to apologize to Wassarians (Old students) after he forgot the lyrics to the school anthem as the host asked him.
“I was a small boy when I was in WASS. People who were little but old used to bother you when you were a child. Since I was tiny and inexperienced, I didn’t take a lot of stuff seriously. “I guess it was only when I got to university that I became a serious student,” he said.
Aside from the historical name that schools have, the National Science and Maths Quiz is a key metric that gives schools a competitive advantage over others in recent years.
Interestingly, despite coming close a few years ago, WASS has yet to win the coveted award.
In 2018, the school, which is now based in Adenta, Accra, narrowly lost a final to St Peter’s and was dubbed the “surprise kit” of the year.
WASS is government assisted mixed day and nondenominational institution providing a three year senior high school (SHS) tuition.