MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
The motto of the school: LOVE AND SERVICE depicts the hard training and invaluable services that students and staff go through and provide. It is common for teachers to render extra hours of tuition as their service to the students and the school. In the end, the students receive holistic education in the mind, body and soul. It is not surprising therefore, that products of the school are found in diverse responsible positions throughout the country and beyond.
The most recent in our minds is the front page story of ‘The Mirror’ of Saturday, October 3, 2009, which depicted the performance of Dr. Esther Ofosu, who won the overall best medical student during the 16th Oath-swearing and Induction ceremony at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology campus. Esther completed this school in 2001, scoring grade A’s in six subjects and two B’s at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in that year.
It is also pertinent to note that for the first time, the school has got its own product as the Headmistress, in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Malik Jabir. That aside, there are … old students who have come back here after their training as professional teachers and matrons to serve as role models to their younger sisters.
One of our greatest achievements is the consistently impressive academic record over the past few decades. In the last nationwide academic league table declared in 2007, YAGSS ranked 2nd after the cluster of schools which took the first position. For the past few years of school assessment, YAGSHS featured confidently among the best ten schools. The school is the 1st GET girls’ school in that regard, with all the rest being mission schools.
For the third consecutive time, with the new WASCCE programme, our students scored 100% in over 25 out of the total of 30 subjects, no candidate had fewer than six passes, and no results were cancelled or withheld.
However, we do admit that alongside the quantitative, we urgently need a qualitative improvement in our academic performance.