A student of St James Seminary in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana Master Puis Kyere has emerged the overall best student in West Africa by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
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Master Kyere is the fifth successive Ghanaian student to win the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) awards.
He came tops in the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates and was presented with his prize at the annual WAEC Excellence Awards at the Sakyi Asare Menako Hall in Accra Wednesday.
He was honoured along with two senior high school (SHS) graduates — Master Benjamin Bortey Sango, formerly of Accra Academy, and Master Richmond Kwame Mensah, formerly of the St James Seminary, Sunyani — who were adjudged the third best in West Africa and Ghana respectively.
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All the three awardees, who are pursuing courses in the various tertiary institutions, were presented with cash prizes, plaques and certificates.
The WASSCE is written by students from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, The Gambia and Sierra Leone.
Last year, Ghana swept all the three topmost prizes at the WAEC Excellence Awards, with all the three awardees being former students of the Wesley Girls’ High School, Cape Coast.
Apart from citations and plaques for their schools, the awardees had cash prizes of $600, $500 and $400, respectively.