Prempeh College and Opoku Oware School (OWASS) are two of the most prestigious senior high schools (SHSs) in the Ashanti region.
On a regular, no list about the performance of schools or students come out of the region without PREMPEH and OWASS dominating.
But both schools were not the leaders in the Ashanti Region in the last West African Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
A list of top performing schools in the 2020 WASSCE in the Ashanti Region has popped up with PREMPEH and OWASS nowhere to be found among the top five.
Tepa SHS came tops with St Louis Girls SHS, Toase SHS, and Kumasi High School, Ghana Muslim Mission SHS, Prempeh College taking up the second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth positions respectively.
Kumasi Wesley Girls SHS, TI Amass, Opoku Ware School, Pentecost SHS, Mankranso SHS, and Osei Adutwum SHS came seventh, eighth, ninth, 10th, 11th, and 12th respectively.
According to the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, who presented citations to the best performing schools at a ceremony on Monday, May 31, 20201, the rank was based on schools that scored the highest marks cumulatively in eight subjects from A1 to C6.
They make up 10% of the total number of 135 SHS in the Ashanti Region.