The International Excellence Awards is a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding performance among pre-tertiary students who took part in the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The WASSCE is a standardized test taken by students from five West African countries, including The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.
The award is highly regarded due to its international recognition and its focus on academic excellence. It was presented at the 71st Annual Council Meeting held in Banjul, Gambia, this year. The ceremony celebrates the achievements of the top-performing students in the WASSCE.
In 2022, two Ghanaian candidates, Alex Opoku Manu and Benjamin Eyram Nana Kwame Degbey, emerged as the top performers in the WASSCE, earning them first and second place, respectively. The third prize went to Odigigbo Chioma Blessing, a Nigerian candidate.
The two Ghanaian prodigies were also contestants in the 2022 National Science and Maths competition and were former students of the St. James Seminary SHS in Sunyani.
The award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of these exceptional students, who have put their countries on the map and demonstrated the importance of academic excellence. Congratulations to the prize winners!