Kwame Brako Asante: Brilliant Presec-Legon NSMQ team member crowned overall best WASSCE candidate in Ghana, 2nd in West Africa

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Names of the best candidates in the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Ghana and the sub-region have been unveiled.

Among the candidates is Kwame Brako Asante who has been adjudged the overall best Ghanaian student in WASSCE 2021.

In addition to this national feat, Kwame was also honoured as the overall second-best student in West Africa, behind Nweze Isabella Chinasa, a student from the Lagoon School in Lekki, Lagos State of Nigeria.

Kwame Brako Asante is an immediate past student of Legon-based Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School.

Kwame Brako Asante was a former team member for his school in the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ).

Although he did not feature on-stage at the National Championship, he represented PRESEC-Legon as the third contestant in their triumphant Greater Accra Regional Championship win in 2021.

Kwame Brako Asante (2nd from left) with his PRESEC-Legon team after their Regional Championship triumph. Pic: NSMQGhana

The young gentleman was adjudged overall best candidate in the 2021 WASSCE in Ghana and second in West Africa at an event attended by the Vice President of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

Master Kwame Brako as well as the overall winner and the third-best were awarded prizes for their excellent academic performances.

In attendance at the event were dignitaries, Nigeria’s Youth and Sports Minister and officials from the Ghana Education Service, Presec-Legon and other academics.


Social media reactions

The feat earned by Kwame Brako Asante has inspired many who took to social media to praise him for excelling in an exam written in the sub-region by over two million candidates.

Many Ghanaians particularly old students of Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School have been jubilant after hearing about the rather exciting update.

Below were some of their comments:

Emmanuel Misiame said: Woooooow, Odade3 !!! Congratulations bro. Go High. In Thy Light, we shall see Light!

Kofi Asiamah Menzgold mentioned: It’s a plus for the states but truth be told he might end up being a business student or a procurement, purchasing & supply, human resources management or any banking relating program that adds nothing to our country in terms of production. Teach him science & technology or technical skills. He shouldn’t be at the bank with this kind of brains cos there are lots of bankers in the system.

Dovegg indicated: Good one there. What is his position in Africa? What is his position in the world ranking? What has his position brought to his country? What will be his impact on his country’s problem? How is he impacting this world with his position? What is this so-called ranking for?