The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has adjudged Danna Mubarak Illiasu, an immediate past student of Kumasi-based T.I. Ahmadiya Senior High School as the General-Arts student or candidate in 2022 WASSCE for School.
In a letter to the headmaster of T. I AMASS, the management of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) Endowment Fund said “Your candidate will be honoured at a ceremony scheduled for Thursday, 29 June 2023.”
The letter signed by the spokeswoman for WAEC, Madam Agnes Teye-Cudjoe furthered that “details of the ceremony will be communicated to you at a later date. Kindly notifies the candidate and his parents on our behalf.”
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Endowment Fund was inaugurated during the 30th-anniversary celebrations of the Council in Monrovia, Liberia, in March 1982.
The objectives of the Fund are to promote educational development projects of an international nature, provide awards for outstanding contributions to the Council’s work, and give prizes for outstanding performance by candidates in the examinations conducted by WAEC.
The Endowment Fund is administered by a 12-member Board of Trustees which exercises general direction over the Fund and, in particular, examines and approves proposed projects.
The Board is made up of the Chairman of the Council, Leaders of the five Country Delegations, one distinguished personality from each member country, and the Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
WAEC, a non-profit-making organization was established in 1952 after the Governments of Ghana (then Gold Coast), Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia enacted the West African Examinations Council Ordinances in 1951.
Liberia became the fifth member of the Council in 1974. The enactment of the Ordinances was based on the Jeffrey Report, which strongly supported the proposal for the setting up of a regional examining board to harmonize and standardize pre-university assessment procedures in then British West Africa.
The Council’s mission is to remain Africa’s foremost examining body, providing qualitative and reliable educational assessment, encouraging academic and moral excellence and promoting sustainable human resource development and international cooperation.