A total of 411 out of 465 candidates who scored grade A in all subjects at the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), were students from Ghana. Ghana has been leading the WASSCE score for the past six years running, and the 2020 result doubled the previous year’s count of 220 8As.
Nigeria claimed the remaining of the 2020 straight As. Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the immediate past Minister of Education, said 2020 became the only year 50 per cent of Ghanaian students scored A1 to C6 in all core subjects. He said the feat vindicated the President’s commitment to free education-the lifeline to the nation’s growth, and which must therefore be given the needed support. The Minister said as universities such as UHAS strove to become world-class institutions, they must be considered as national assets.