The Council, has held the Distinction Awards Ceremony for the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022. The Distinction Awards Ceremony is an initiative by the WAEC Endowment Fund to recognize outstanding candidates who distinguish themselves in the Council’s examinations at the Senior High School level.
Alex Opoku Manu, a former student of St James Seminary Senior High School (SHS) in Sunyani, emerged the Overall Best Candidate at the WASSCE (SC) 2022 out of 422,883 candidates. The Second Overall Best position went to Benjamin Eyram Nana Kwame Degbey, also a former student of St James Seminary SHS. Abena Afriyie Poku, a former student of Holy Child SHS in Cape Coast in the Central Region, was the Third Overall Best Candidate.
The Best Candidate in the General Science Programme went to Alex Opoku Manu, while Mubarak Illiasu Danaa of T.I. Ahmadiyya SHS, Kumasi, took the award for the Best Candidate in the General Arts Programme.
Ato Kwamena Quansah of the Presbyterian Boys’ SHS, Legon and Ewura Esi Adobea Otieku-Boadu of Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast, won Best Candidate in the Business and Home Economics programmes respectively.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Head of National Office of WAEC, Mrs. Wendy Enyonam Addy-Lamptey, noted that 124 candidates out of the total number that sat for the examination obtained 8 Grade A1’s which was the criterion for the awards. She used the opportunity to inform stakeholders and candidates about the revision of the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the Council’s examinations.
The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum and the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Dr Eric Nkansah, commended WAEC for instituting the awards to celebrate excellence and called for an end to examination malpractice.