Kwame Brako Asante of the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC), Legon, has won the second prize at the International Excellence Awards for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for 2021 school candidates.
Mr Asante had a total t-score of 600.9987, a statement from the West African Examinations Council, has said.
A total number of 2,214,979 candidates from five member countries of WAEC sat for the examination.
Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Vice Chairman of the Council and Director-General, Ghana Education Service, presented Asante’s award to him in Accra during the opening ceremony (virtual) of the 70th Annual General Assembly.
Mr Asante who is currently at the Ashesi University College studying Computer Science, received a cheque for GHC7,500.
The statement said the first and third prizes went to Ms Nwezu Isabella Chinasa from Lagoon School, Lekki, Lagos with a t-score of 606.8766 and Mr Edeani Izchukwu Godswill from Airforce Comprehensive School, Agbani, Enugu State, Nigeria, with t-score of 598,1588 respectively.
“On the strength of the basic criterion of eight (8) grade AI’s, 179 of the 442,807 candidates sat for the examination in Ghana and 96 of 1,560,239 candidates sat the examination in Nigeria,” the statement said.
It said in all, 275 were considered eligible for the awards.
The International Excellence Awards was instituted by the Board of Trustees of WAEC Endowment Fund in 1984 to honour candidates with outstanding performance in the Council’s Senior High School Certificate Examination.