The Juaben Senior High School has won the maiden Students Engineering Excellence Award in Accra, having beaten other 11 competitors to it.
The award, which is organised by Ghana Institute of Engineers, falls under the excellence awards in innovation, applied science and applied science category.
The organisers presented the winners with two laptop computers, citations and a glass award.
The Juaben SHS emerged winners in the 2017/18 academic year, when 12 schools in the Ashanti Region battled over the award, culminating in the winning of the national award as well in Accra.
Presenting the award to the Ashanti Regional Educational Directorate, the Headmistress of Juaben SHS, Madam Josephine Opuni-Boakye, explained that not too long ago, they partook in a competition between schools in the Ashanti Region, including Opoku Ware, Prempeh College, Kumasi Anglican SHS and others.
Having won the Ashanti regional competition, they advanced to the national level, where they won the Engineering Excellency Award, organised by the Ghana Institution of Engineering.
The Headmistress expressed appreciation to the teachers for teaching the students to reach such a level, adding that the students also have done a great job by staying disciplined to win the award for the school.
An elated Ashanti Regional Education Director, Mrs. Mary Owusu Afriyie, congratulated the students for winning the award for the school and Ashanti Region in general, for the feat.
She urged SHS final year students across Ghana to study hard ahead of their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Mrs. Owusu Afriyie concerns emanated from reports that final year students play truant while classes are in full swing. She asked them to go back to school in order not to miss out on the rare opportunity to learn and secure their future.