President Akufo-Addo honours 2020 overall best BECE students



President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has honoured some prospective candidates who partook in the 2020 edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and emerged as the overall best BECE student.

Speaking at this year’s President’s Independence Day award ceremony on March 2, 2022, His Excellency Addo said the best students have brought considerable joy and pride to their families, schools, communities and themselves.

“On Wednesday, 2nd March 2022, I honoured the young, brilliant students, who, out of some five hundred and seventy-two thousand (572,000) students that sat last year’s BECE, emerged as the overall best students

They have brought considerable joy and pride to their families, schools, communities and themselves, and it is only appropriate that they receive the plaudits of the nation,” Mr Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated at the colourful event.

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He noted that as free education widens the gates of opportunities to every child, It is for this reason that investments in the country’s educational system are a key priority for his government.

The President’s Independence Day Awards recognizes and rewards academic excellence and inclusive education by recognizing students including students with additional educational needs.

Recipients of yesterday’s President’s Independence Day Awards are the 2020 overall best male and female students from public schools in the 16 regions, who were selected based on their raw scores obtained from the WAEC.

In a related development, the Management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2021 BECE for School online at


A total of 572,167 candidates made up of 287,730 males and 284,437 females entered for the national examination. Among the registered candidates, 61 had visual impairment and 321 were identified with hearing impairment.

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