The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) says it will soon organize a Distinction Awards Ceremony for candidates who participated in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and passed excellently.
The Distinction Awards Ceremony is an annual event organized by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to recognize prospective candidates who excel in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Examinations Council last year amid the outbreak of locally transmitted coronavirus (Covid-19) that halted academic activities in 2020 held two years thus 2020 and 2021 Distinction Awards Ceremony in the 2021 academic year.
In the 2020 examination, a former student of Mfantsipim School, Cecil Tetteh Kumah emerged as the Overall Best Candidate and also the Best Candidate in the General Science Programme of the 2020 WASSCE for School Candidates.
Godfred Aseda Obeng, a former student of Hope College and Afua Manukure Ansah, a former student of Achimota School placed second and third respectively. Both are currently furthering their education at the university.
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.
The first prize winner was given a Cedi equivalent of USD 1,200 from WAEC Endowment Fund, a Cedi equivalent of USD 400 from WAEC Ghana, for being the Best in the Science Programme, GHS30,000.00 and a laptop from Zenith Bank.
The second prize winner was also given the Cedi equivalent of USD 900 from WAEC Endowment Fund, GHS15,000.00 and a laptop from Ouzman Security Print and Trent International Limited.
Four Programme awards were presented to candidates who met the criteria for the 2021 examination. The General Science Programme went to the Overall Best winner.
The third prize winner was given a Cedi equivalent of USD 750 from WAEC Endowment Fund, a Cedi equivalent of USD 400 from WAEC Ghana, for being the Best in the Science Programme, GHS10,000.00 and a laptop from Japan Motors Trading Co. Limited.