7AS College of Science and Technology (COSTECH) in the Yendi Municipality in the Northern Region has topped the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the region with 31 distinctions.
Out of the 36 candidates the school presented for the examination, 31 had distinction. They included 18 boys and 13 girls.
Briefing the media in his office in Yendi, the founder of the school, Mr Nathaniel Adams Jnr, said the school laid emphasis on Science, Mathematics, and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
He stated that the concept was designed to develop the interest of the students in the sciences.
Mr Adams indicated that all the 16 candidates the school presented for last year’s BECE had distinction.
According to him, the school had boarding facilities, with 13 teaching staff.
Mr Adams explained that the school was his small contribution to the well-being of the region and humanity.
He said he was of the belief that when given an equal opportunity, every child had the potential to excel.
Mr Adams said in 10 years the area would start producing health and technology professionals to serve the people in rural Ghana, since their training instilled in them patriotism and good religious and moral values.
The Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya Na Andani Yakubu Abdulai, who is a patron of the school, encouraged the founder to continue and produce professionals such as doctors for the rural areas.
He commended the teachers and administrators of the school for their hard work.
The Northern Regional Director of Education, Alhaji Mohammed Haroon, said the performance of the school came as no surprise because it was one of the schools he had kept an eye on.