Four hundred and eleven pioneer students of the Free Senior High School (FSHS) policy who wrote the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) scored Grade A1 in all eight subjects. They were among 465 WASSCE candidates in the sub-region who scored 8A1s. The performance is a vast improvement over the 2019 performance where 220 candidates had 8A2s. “It gives us hope that if you set yourself up to do something with the right resources and determination you will get the needed results,” the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said. The criteria for the award are open to only candidates with a minimum of eight grade A1s at one sitting, without any hint of impropriety. In the event of time, the T-scores of the candidates in their common subjects (English and Mathematics) are used.
The raw scores of the eligible candidates are converted to T- scores and used to rank the candidates. The results are the only year in the past six years that more than 50% of candidates obtained A1-C6 in all core subject areas.
Where there is still a tie, the raw scores of the candidates in the core subjects are used.