WAEC Distinction Awards For WASSCE For School Candidates, 2023 Held

The Council has organised its Annual Distinction Awards Ceremony which seeks to recognize and award candidates who excel in the Council’s examination at the Senior High School level.

At the ceremony, seven (7) awards were presented to outstanding candidates who distinguished themselves at the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2023.

Out of the 448,674 candidates who entered for the examination, Leonard Kofi M. Amo-Kodieh, a former student of St James Seminary Senior High School (SHS) in Sunyani, emerged as the Overall Best Candidate at the WASSCE (SC) 2023 with a t-score of 623.5512. Selorm Dzandu, a former student of Labone Senior High School, was adjudged the Second Overall Best Candidate with a t-score of 623.1882. The third Overall Best position went to Daniel Asenso-Gyambibi, a former student of St James Seminary Senior High School, Sunyani with a t-score of 622.4438.

Aside from the Overall Best Awards, the Council also presented awards to candidates who came out on top in the various programmes in the Council’s examination.

Leonard Kofi M. Amo-Kodieh was adjudged the Best Candidate in the General Science Programme, while Laudina Adutwumwaa of St. Monica’s Senior High School took the award for the Best Candidate in the General Arts Programme.


Kwasi Asare Adjei-Fordjour of St. Augustine College, Cape Coast and Akosua Adjei Boateng of Juaso Senior High Technical School were adjudged the Best Candidate in Business and Technical Programmes respectively.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Head of National Office of WAEC, Mrs. Wendy Enyonam Addy-Lamptey, congratulated all award winners for their sterling performance. She used the opportunity to highlight the alarming the number of examination malpractice cases recorded each year and called for a collective effort of stakeholders to curb the canker before it destroys the moral fibre of the nation. She further cautioned candidates who would be taking part in any of the Council’s examinations to endeavour to write their names and Index numbers on their answer scripts, as the Council would not be in a position to process results for such candidates.

The Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. Ntim Fordjour and the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Dr Eric Nkansah, commended WAEC for upholding its integrity in conducting credible examinations and wished all awardees success in their future endeavours.

The awards Ceremony is an initiative of the WAEC Endowment Fund.