A Ghanaian candidate from Legon-based Presbyterian Boys School, Kwame Brako Asante has won a prize at the International Excellence Awards for WASSCE 2021 organized by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
Announced by the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) in a post sighted by EducationWeb, the former student of PRESEC seems to be the only Ghanaian candidate who sat for last year’s WASSCE to win a prize at the event.
“Ghanaian candidates from PRESEC, Kwame Brako Asante wins 2nd prize at the International Excellence Awards for WASSCE (SC) 2021,” the Management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) said in a blog post on Tuesday.
The International Excellence Awards was instituted in 1985 to honour prospective candidates with outstanding performance in the Council’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School.
Originally, the awards were based on the results of the School Candidates’ (May/June) SC/GCE ‘O’ Level (International) examination. With the phasing out of the SC/GCE examinations, it is now based on the results of WASSCE for School.
The not-for-profit-making examinations body (WAEC) mid-day December 8, 2021, released the provisional results of Ghanaian candidates who sat for the international examination at various examination centres across the country.
1,339 subject results and 174 entire results on the approval of the Ghana Examinations Committee were cancelled for various exams malpractices such as bringing foreign material including mobile phones into the examination hall.
“The entire results of 3,667 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination,” WAEC said last year.
It further indicated “The scripts of candidates from 194 schools in certain subjects have also been withheld and are being scrutinised. The withheld results may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations.”
A total of 446,352 candidates, made up of 221,439 (49.6%) males and 224,913 (50.4%) females from 965 schools sat for the examination. A total of 3,545 (0.79%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.