South east states top WAEC ranking, northern schools rank low


– 2015 WAEC analysis shows south east school perform well

– Northern schools scored very low

The analysis of the performance of states in the 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination has emerged with south east states again topping the chart with their candidates obtaining the most credits in at least five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

The Punch reports that the details of the May/June WAEC examination were released on Thursday, February 4.

Abia state topped the chart with 33, 762 of its 52, 801 candidates getting five credits and above including Mathematics and English thereby securing 63.94 per cent. Anambra followed with 61.18 per cent as 28, 379 out of 46, 385 candidates performed well.


Interestingly, candidate obtained five credits and above, including English and Mathematics from four federal government colleges meaning none of the candidates from the school are likely to secure university admission. The schools are: Federal Government Girls’ College, Bajoga, Gombe State; FGGC, Bauchi; FGGC Gboko, and the Federal Science and Technical College, Kafanchan.

Edo state came third with 38, 052 of its 62, 327 candidate getting five credits and above while Rivers, Imo, Lagos, Bayelsa, Delta, Enugu and Ebonyi rounding up the top ten in the performance ranking.

Only 646 candidates from the 14, 784 that wrote the exam in Yobe got five credits and above the thereby coming last with 4.27 per cent.

Northern states occupied the rear positions with nine northern states in the last ten positions. They are Adamawa, Osun, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kebbi, Katsina, Gombe, Jigawa, Zamfara and Yobe.

Lagos with 68, 173 out of 141, 963 candidates that sat for the examination placed sixth on the rankings.

The analysis showed that 1,590. 284 candidates sat for the examination in which only 562, 413 candidates obtained credits in five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics while 1,029,871 representing 64.63 per cent failed to obtain admission requirement to the nation’s universities.

See the ranking below:

1 Abia

2 Anambra

3 Edo

4 Rivers

5 Imo

6 Lagos

7 Bayelsa

8 Delta

9 Enugu

10 Ebonyi

11 Ekiti

12 Kaduna

13 Ondo

14 Abuja

15 Kogi

16 Benue

17 Akwa Ibom

18 Kwara

19 Ogun

20 Cross River

21 Taraba

22 Plateau

23Nassarawa

24 Kano

25 Borno

26 Oyo

27 Niger

28 Adamawa

29 Osun

30 Sokoto

31 Bauchi

32 Kebbi

33 Katsina

34 Gombe

35 Jigawa

36 Zamfara

37 Yobe

You may check the analysis here

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