The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) management Thursday, June 30, 2021, honoured Distinction Award winners of the West 2020/2021 African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates.
For the 2021 academic year, Asante Kwame Brako, a former student of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School, Legon (PRESEC) emerged winner of the National Distinction Award and first runner-up for the WAEC Excellence Award.
Immediate past students of St James Seminary Senior High School, Kwaku Ohene-Amoani, currently studying Human Biology and Medicine and Nana Ransford Agyei Korang secured the first and second runner-up positions respectively.
For the 2020 academic year, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announced Cecil Tetteh Kumah, a former student of the Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast, who is currently at Columbia University, emerged overall best.
Godfred Aseda Obeng, a former student of Hope College, Gomoa Fetteh, and Afua Manukure Ansah, a former student of Achimota School and currently at Cornell University, USA, took the first and second runner-up positions.
For emerging overall best students, both winners for the 2020 and 2021 academic year each received the cedi equivalent of $1,200 from the WAEC Endowment Fund, GH¢30,000 and a brand new laptop from Zenith Bank.
The first runner-ups of the National Awards each received the cedi equivalent of $900 from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Endowment Fund, GH¢15,000 and a laptop from Trent International.
Each of the second runner-ups received the cedi equivalent of $750 from the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) Endowment Fund, GH¢10,000 and a state-of-the-art brand new laptop from Japan Motors.
Speaking at the Distinction Award ceremony, Head of the National Office of WAEC, Wendy Enonam Addy Lamptey said her outfit is working with various security agencies to clamp down operators of rogue websites and Apor dealers.
The Examinations Council official indicated the awards scheme was designed to publicly acknowledge the exceptional performance of candidates who eschewed all forms of malpractices to distinguish themselves in the examination.
“Our awardees are beneficiaries of sponsorship that we have received from a number of institutions,” the Head of the National Office of WAEC, Wendy Enonam Addy Lamptey told stakeholders at the 2020/2021 Distinction Award event.