The management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has adjudged two students of St. James Seminary Senior High School, Alex Opoku Manu and Benjamin Eyram Degbey as the overall best 2022 WASSCE students.
The two immediate past students of the Sunyani-based Catholic Minor Seminary represented their school at the 2022 edition of the National Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ) but unfortunately could not make it to the grand finale.
In a letter to the headmaster of St. James SHS sighted by AcademicWeek, WAEC said Alex Opoku Manu and Benjamin Eyram Degbey have been declared 1st and 2nd prize winners for the International Excellence Awards respectively.
The International Excellence Awards are presented to the three overall best candidates from the member countries that subscribe to the WASSCE, namely The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
The awards will be presented to the candidates at the Opening Ceremony of the 71s¹ Annual Council Meeting to be held in Banjul, The Gambia on March 14, 2023.
The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) in the letter to the management of the St. James Seminary Senior High School said it will make all the necessary travel arrangements in connection with the awardee’s trip to Banjul.
“Meanwhile, the Council requires information about the candidate and would be grateful if you would complete the attached form and return same not later than Monday, February 6, 2023,” the Examinations Council said in the letter.
A total number of 422,883 candidates made up of 203,753 males and 219,130 females from 977 schools entered the examination. A total number of 2,818 (0.67%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.
The Ghana version of the international examination (WASSCE for School) which commenced on Monday, August 1, 2022, with the Visual Art Project Work options ended on September 27, 2022, with ICT Paper 3 Practical.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) following a directive from the Ghana Education Service (GES) says some 8,486 students who sat for the Ghana version of WASSCE will not be able to check their 2022 WASSCE results online.
In a statement shared with AcademicWeek.com, the management of the not-for-money-making organization (WAEC) said such candidates failed to return learning support materials supplied to them and/or destroyed school property