South Eastern States Dominate The Top 10 List Of States With WAEC Best
With the exclusion of Ebonyi state, the South Eastern (Igbo) states topped the 2017 May/June West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.
Umu Igbo who pulled the top grades in the crucial O’ level examination which saw four South Eastern states sit comfortably on the top 10 log.
Abia state took the first slot as the state with the best result, Imo state came fourth, while Anambra and Enugu states took the 6th and 9th positions respectively.
WAEC confirmed that 1,243,772 (one million two hundred and forty three thousand seven hundred and seventy two) candidates, representing 79.77% obtained credits and above in five (5) subjects.
According to the statistics presented by WAEC, Abia State, which presented 51,839 candidates recorded 81.54% of students who obtained five credits with English Language and Mathematics.
The statistics also showed that the South-South and South-East dominated the top 10 ranking, while Taraba State recorded a major improvement in their students’ performance, rising from 21st to 8th position.
Rivers, Edo, Bayelsa and Delta finished second, third, fifth and 10th, respectively behind Abia.
South-East had four states in the top 10 ranking with Abia as first, Imo fourth, Anambra sixth and Enugu ninth.
Top 10 WAEC results by state