Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has received at the Jubilee House 8 Best Candidates who sat for the 2020 WASSCE in August/September. They were invited by the President to the Jubilee House on Friday, 30th April 2021.

The 8 Best WASSCE Candidates were among the first beneficiaries of the Free SHS policy and are known as Akufo-Addo Graduates.

They obtained 8As in the 2020 West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) which is organized by WAEC annually.

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is administered to school candidates in the third year of Senior High School and to private candidates. The examination is for both selection to tertiary institutions and for certification.

Indeed, 411 out of the 465 candidates who scored grade A in all subjects at the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), were students from Ghana. 2020 was the only year 50% of Ghanaian students scored A1 to C6 in all core subjects.

Jubilee House


ENGLISH LANGUAGE212,866(57.34%)68,525(18.46%)46,732(12.59%)42,500(11.45%)
MATHEMATICS (CORE)243,904(65.71%)38,984(10.50%)37,551(10.11%)49,721 (13.40%)
INTEGRATED SCIENCE194,891(52.53%)54,053(14.57%)48,081(12.96%)73,242 (19.74%)
SOCIAL STUDIES238,584(64.31%)25,108(6.77%)29,466(7.94%)77,192(20.81%)

The provisional results indicate that there were improvements in the performance of candidates at Grades A1 to C6 in English Language and Mathematics (Core) in 2020 as compared to 2019 as follows:

  • English Language – 48.96% in 2019 to 57.34% in 2020
  • Mathematics (Core) – 65.31% in 2019 to 65.71% in 2020.

On the other hand, Integrated Science and Social Studies recorded a decline in the performance of candidates at Grades A1 to C6 in 2020 as compared to 2019 as follows:

  • Integrated Science – 63.17% in 2019 to 52.53% in 2020
  • Social Studies – 75.43% in 2019 to 64.31% in 2020.

Total Number of Candidates Who Sat for WASSCE 2020

The statistics released by WAEC indicate a total of 375,763 candidates from 976 schools entered for the examination. This figure is 8.6 percent higher than the 2019 candidature of 346,098. The 2020 entry figure was made up of 187,581 (49.9%) males and 188,182 (50.1%) females.


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