Ghanaian Elisha Akuliga gets 8 straight 'A's in WASSCE 2016

Ghanaian Elisha Akuliga gets 8 straight 'A's in WASSCE 2016

A Ghanaian student, Elisha Akuliga, has obtained eight As in the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Akuliga, a science student of Prempeh College, obtained A1 in Maths, English, Integrated Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Elective Maths and Social Studies.

The 17-year-old was a member of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) team of Prempeh College.

Akuliga has received congratulatory messages on social media, with many describing his performance as phenomenal.

Ghanaian Elisha Akuliga gets 8 straight 'A's in WASSCE 2016

Akuliga told YEN in an interview that he was ecstatic about his result, describing it as "a good morale booster".

When asked what university he planned to attend, he said: "Not really sure...I am waiting for God to lead me to the right path."

Akuliga added that he was still undecided on what he wanted to be in future.

"It's really hard to decide. There are so many options and any of them can determine what my life would be the decision isn't an easy one to make."

YEN understands that about 26 students of Prempeh College had 8 As, while scores of students in other schools also recorded straights As.

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WAEC said in a statement issued in Accra on Tuesday that students performed slightly better in the 2016 WASSCE than they did in 2015.

However, 1,576 candidates had the results of some of their subjects cancelled, while 598 candidates had their entire results cancelled.

The WASSCE 2016 results show that 53.19% of students had A1- C6 in English Language. 25.40% had D7 – E8 while 19.82% had F9.

In Maths, 32.83% had A1 – C6. 27.68% had D7 – E8 while 38.10 had F9.

In Integrated Science, 48.48% had A1 to C6. 32.32 had D7 to E8 while 18.09 had F9.

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