WAEC 2015: Abia & Anambra States Top WAEC Ranking

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.

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.

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                                                                High School students in classroom session in Southern Nigeria

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.

Lower Niger circa 1885-1905

                        Map of Lower Niger territory before Amalgamation of 1914

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
    23. Nassarawa
    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

Writer: Omotayo Yusuf