Meet 17-year-old WAEC best candidate

Meet 17-year-old WAEC best candidate

- 17-year-old Peter Arotiba emerged overall best student of WASSCE 2018

- The second and third place went to Wilhermina Opoku and Brago Afrifa

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has honoured three students with the WAEC International Excellence Awards for their outstanding performance in the May/June 2018 WASSCE at the 67th Annual Meeting of WAEC in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The three students are 17-year old Peter Arotiba from Nigeria, Wilhermina Opoku and Brago Afrifa, both from Ghana.

Peter, a former student of Nigerian Airforce Secondary School emerged the overall best candidate in the sub region with eight A1s in the May/June 2018 WASSCE, beating over 1.9million candidates that sat for the examination.

Meet 17-year-old WAEC best candidate
From left, Miss Wilhermina Opoku, Peter Arotiba and Brago Afrifa Sarpong. Source:
Source: UGC

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The second and third places went to 18-year-old Wilhermina, a former student of Wesley Girls High School in Ghana and Brago, a former student of Yaa Asantewaa Girls SHS also in Ghana.

Speaking at the event, the head of Public Affairs of WAEC Headquarters, Accra, Ghana, Mr. Abiodun Aduloju, said the three students emerged winners form the over 1.9 million students from The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone who sat the exams.

Aduloju stressed that the Augustus Bandele Oyediran Best candidate in West Africa was also presented to Master Peter Arotiba.

The image maker said the council appealed to international donor agencies, corporate organisations and philanthropic private individuals to collaborate with WAEC by instituting other awards to encourage more students in the sub region to strive for academic excellence.

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