Excellence Awards

1. INTRODUCTION

The Council has under the WAEC Endowment Fund, instituted Excellent, Distinction and Merit Awards. One of the major objectives for its institution is to award for outstanding performances by candidates in various member countries.In 1984, Council instituted two categories of awards

  • International /Excellence Awards to be competed for by candidates in more than one member country
  • National /Distinction Awards restricted in scope to each member country. It also ratified comprehensive criteria for the award of prizes for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations and the Liberia 12th Grade Examinations.

 

To be considered eligible for Excellence Awards, a candidate must go through three (3) selection stages:

  • All candidates who have the minimum of eight (8) Grade “A1”s should be eligible for consideration. This is in line with the regulation which stipulates that for the award of a WASSCE certificate, a candidate should register for a minimum of eight (8) subjects. In the case of candidates with nine (9) subjects, their best eight (8) subjects should be used.

 

  • The T-scores alone of the eligible candidates should be the basis for ranking of the candidates. In the event of a tie, the T-scores of the candidates in their common subjects (English and Mathematics) should be used. Where there is still a tie, the raw scores of the candidates in the common subjects (English and Mathematics) should be used. In case of a further tie, the T-scores of the best of the candidates’ remaining core subjects should be used.
  • The three (3) candidates with the highest scores at the Stage 2 should be adjudged the winners.

 

To be considered eligible for Distinction Awards, a candidate must go through three (3) selection stages:

  • All candidates who have the minimum of seven (7)  

Grade “A1”s should be eligible for consideration. This is in line with the principle that the Distinction Awards are lower than the Excellence awards). 

  • The T-scores alone of the eligible candidates should be the basis for ranking of the candidates. In the event of a tie, the T-scores of the candidates in their common subjects (English and Mathematics) should be used. Where there is still a tie, the raw scores of the candidates in the common subjects (English and Mathematics) should be used. In case of a further tie, the T-scores of the best of the candidates’ remaining core subjects should be used.

 

  • The three (3) candidates with the highest scores at the Stage 2 should be adjudged the winners.

Note: The results of candidates eligible for an award should have been obtained at the first attempt at one and the same sitting.The grades would also have been obtained without any hint of impropriety.Also, to ensure fairness to all candidates, after listing all candidates who satisfy the criteria stated by grade, the raw scores obtained by these candidates are added and listed in order of merit.Since the first presentation, the awards have been made annually except in 2010 where there was no examination that year due to the 4-year education reform by the Government. The awards were presented to SC/GCE candidates up to 1988 and to SSCE candidates from 1990 to 2005 and to WASSCE candidates from 2006 to date.Two facts emerged since the Awards were instituted. These are:

  • That winners of the awards have always been high flyers whose academic excellence spanned their primary and secondary school careers and who have continued to blaze the trail in the best universities in Ghana and all over the world. The awards have thus confirmed the validity and reliability of WAEC assessment.
  • That no school or class of schools has the monopoly of producing brilliant candidates as village/community  schools have once in a while produced award winners.

 

  PAST WINNERS OF THE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

1985  Ishola David Adedapo 
Jonah Nicholina J.E.O 
Adanu Richard Mawuena K.
(Nigeria)
(Sierra Leone)
(Ghana)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
1986
Garg Ashu
Uduola Oluwasegun
Llube Roland
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
1987 Akinpelu Adebayo Olakunle
Anthony Olufemi
Kwetey Prince Franklin
(Nigeria)
(Sierra Leone)
(Ghana)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
1988 Carrol Bidemi Abioseh
Coker Daniel Sakyi
Tagoe Cynthia-Clare
(Sierra Leone)
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
1989
Honu Kofi Senyo
Obaka Henry Enajite
Thorpe Solade
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
(Sierra Leone)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
1990 Mallet Alexander E. K.
Adanu Victoria
Yirerona Jaqueline
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
1991 Ahmad Salman
Afrifa Oheneba Ayewa
Coker Dalton
(The Gambia)
(Ghana)
(Sierra Leone)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
1992 Parker Bessant Allen
Okoh Samuel Osei Kofi
Owusu-Ansah Edward K.
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
1993 Agbadzi Anthony Kweku
Tete-Lartey Alberta
Griffihs Abraham
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
1994 Dodoo Nii Lartey
Osafo-Kwarko Philip
Mortoti S. Selasie
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
1995 Glipin-Jackson Rodliz (Sierra Leone) Sole Winner
1996 No Winner    
1997 No Winner    
1998 No Winner    
1999 Okoli Odinachi Matthew (Nigeria) Sole Winner
2000 Adeoti Olatubosun J.
Olarewaju Oluyomo T.
Adeyemo Adekunle M.
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
2001 Sobukunola Oluwadunni
Arhuidese James I.
Okpaleke Christopher
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
2003 Odinaka Cyprian I.
Akanbi Oluwatola
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
2004 Ogunlade Opeyemi O.
Onwunali Augustine O.
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
2005 Omusi Odaro Anthony
Ubachukwu Eziama E.
Dikko Said
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
2006 Majekodunmi Oluwabukola O.
Arora Aman
Oyedele Oluwadeten E.
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
(Nigeria)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
2007 Yusufu John
Akoi Kwame
Juma Mary-Ann
(Nigeria)
(Ghana)
(Nigeria)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
2008 Asafo-Adjei Priscilla
Tsorgali Josephine
Nyarko David Kofi
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
2009 Adu-Poku Frank
Ofori Maame Afua Otua
Karim Fathia
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
2010 No Winner    
2011 Antwiwaa Sakyi Ann
Irbaz Hameed
(Ghana)
(Ghana)
1st Prize
2nd Prize
     

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