The management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) after ending the Distinction Awards ceremony for 2020/2021 WASSCE for School candidates says the award confirms the high reliability of the Council’s examinations.
Head of National Office – WAEC, Wendy Addy-Lamptey at the event said the award has confirmed WAEC examinations reliability as all the award winners have been found to have track records of excellent performance in their schools.
She however indicated that activities of rogue website operators and social media scammers whose aim is to make money at the expense of the credibility of the examinations continue to pose one of her outfit’s major challenges.
To address the question leakage challenges, Wendy Addy-Lamptey said the Council is working closely with the Police, National Investigative Bureau (NIB), National Security and other security agencies to address the situation.
The WAEC official as part of a collaborative effort to end the worrying situation called on the awardees including stakeholders and parents to be worthy ambassadors in the fight against the canker of examination malpractice.
The Head of the National Office of the West African Exams Council also assured all stakeholders that the management will continue to put in place measures to ensure that the credibility of its examinations is not undermined.
The Distinction Awards Ceremony, is an annual event organized by the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) to recognize candidates who excel in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
In the 2020 academic year examination, a former student of Mfantsipim School, Cecil Tetteh Kumah emerged as the overall best WASSCE candidate and also the Best Candidate in the General Science Programme.
Godfred Aseda Obeng, a former student of Hope College and Afua Manukure Ansah, a former student of Achimota School placed second and third respectively.
For the 2021 examination, Kwame Asante Brako, a former student of the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School took the Overall Best Candidate and also Best Candidate in the General Science Programme.
Kwaku Ohene-Amoani, and Ransford Nana Agyei Korang, both from St. James Seminary Senior High School placed second and third respectively. Ohene-Amoani is studying Medicine at KNUST, while Ransford is studying Pharmacy at KNUST.