The two students who came out with the best results in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have been announced as Raymonda E. Mammah (Female) and Sahr Edward Fillie (Male).
According to the Minister of Basic And Senior Secondary School Education (MBSSE), Conrad Sackey, both students are from the Providence International Senior High School in Freetown, and they sat for 9 subjects where they obtained 8 A1s (excellent) and 1 B2 (very good). Their average grade/unit was 1.11 (excellent).
After an unprecedented period of delay, the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) was released on Monday amidst a number of concerns by students, parents, and educators alike.
Out of 243,202 candidates from 888 schools in Sierra Leone who entered for the May/June examinations, only 230,973 names from 860 schools were released to the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE). 34,525 results were withheld by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the results for 28 private schools that are owing the examination body were also not on the list sent to the MBSSE.
The best-performing school is Providence International Senior High School which had the results for 185 of its candidates released. All 185 candidates, that is 100%, obtained a credit or better in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics, that is, they all obtained the requirement for direct entry into a university undergraduate degree program.