No Nigerian was among the best three candidates in the 2013 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, conducted by West African Examination Council, WAEC, across its five member countries.
This was disclosed at the council’s 62nd annual meeting held in Freetown, Sierra Leone, recently.
At the event, the trio of Miss Ivy Mannoh, Miss Rhoda Adu-Boafo and Master Mwinmaarong Dery who came first, second and third respectively were honoured with the WAEC International Excellence Award for their outstanding performance in the 2013 May/June diet of the council.
They were all from Ghana and selected from a total of 2,109,122 candidates who sat for the examination in Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia. The overall winner-Mannoh- was also honoured with Augustus Bandele Oyediran Award at the occasion.
The Head of Public Affairs, WAEC Headquarters, Ghana, Mr. Abiodun Aduloju in a release made available to National Mirror, said the students were chosen based on their outstanding results.
He noted that the council used the occasion to receive reports on its previous exam from member countries, ratify the decisions taken by its various committees and plan for future. Council is the highest decision making organ of WAEC and hosting of its annual meeting is rotated among the five member countries.