The 411: Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland Is The 2017 Overall Best WASSCE Student

Adwoa Sutherland

Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland, 19, is the 2017 overall best student for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

She attended Holy Child High School in Cape Coast and VRA International School before that.

For emerging the overall best student, Adwoa is taking home $ 8,000 from the West African Examination Council (WAEC), a full scholarship from UMB and a laptop.

Holy Child Senior High School will also receive GHS 20,000.

She is hoping for a future career in medical research and an employment opportunity with MSF (Doctors Without Borders), an international humanitarian non-governmental organization that is best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries affected by endemic diseases.

Adwoa was a Quarter-finalist contest fro Holy Child School in the 2017 National Science and Maths Quiz.

Adwoa Sutherland, Holy Child
Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland (Right)

She has also won the overall best General Science student in the 2017 WASSCE, for that, she gets $400.

Adwoa is an active member of the Ghana United Nations Students and Youth Association (GUNSA)

When she is not solving complex science problems, she loves reading/poetry and bead making.

According to Rev. Sr. Josephine Anto, the headmistress of Holy Child High School, Adwoa has left an indelible footprints in the sand of Holy Child School and beyond, “not only through her intellectual prowess but also through her placid nature, concern and love for all and sundry as well as her willingness to help her less endowed colleagues with their academic work.”

“She is quintessentially an intellectual pillar, an asset, a gem and a role model. She is an epitome of the adage “given the opportunity, women can achieve the same feat as men if not better,” Rev. Sr. Josephine Anto said.

Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland is currently a student at the University of Ghana Medical School.

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