Three female students from Ghana emerged the Overall Best Student, the first runner-up and the second runner-up of the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

They competed with colleagues from all the five WAEC member countries and have won the first, second and third positions at the international level out of a total number of 1,880,666 candidates, making Ghana the proud recipient of all three prizes.

All the three best students are currently students at the University of Ghana Medical School.

Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland is Overall Best.

Adwoa, the best WASSCE 2017 student wins $800 as prize money, a full scholarship from Universal Merchant Bank, and a laptop.

Rachel Amaning Kwarteng is second runner-up.

On the other hand, Rachel, third best WASSCE student, won $500 from WAEC, GH¢5,000 from  First Banc, and a laptop. All three, who were also tops in the Ghanaian contest, will be entitled to one year of free medical care.

Subject winners

For the specific programmes category,Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland was the best General Science student. Hazel Asantewaa Kissi-Dankwa of Aburi Girl was the best Business student while Chris Delanyo Yao Ackotia of Achimota School was the best General Arts student.