List of states with best WAEC results 2021

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has released a report ranking Nigerian states and how their students performed in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) between 2019 and 2021.

According to the report, a total of 1.53 million candidates sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination in 2020, indicating a decline of 3.25% compared to 1.58 million in 2019. Of this, private and public schools recorded 707,478 and 830,756 candidates, lower compared to 710,552
and 879,431, respectively in 2019.

“By 2021, the total candidates who sat for the examination was 1.56 million, an increase of
1.42% from 1.53 million in 2020.

“Out of this, 721,666 sat in private schools, indicating an increase of 2.01% compared to the preceding year, while 838,486 sat in public schools, showing an increase of 0.93%.

“This further shows higher candidates in public schools than in private schools.

“Analysis by geo-political zone showed that the South-West recorded the highest candidates
over the reporting period, followed by the South-South.”

Top 10 states with best WAEC performance (Public schools):

This report lists the top 10 states with the best WASSCE performance in 2021, according to the NBS report. Note that this performance is for public schools and focuses on students with five credits, including Mathematics and English.

  1. Enugu: 93.9%
  2. Edo: 93.5%
  3. Benue: 91.7%
  4. Ebonyi: 91.3%
  5. Anambra: 91.2%
  6. Cross River: 90.6%
  7. Rivers: 88.1%
  8. Delta: 87.7%
  9. Bayelsa: 86.4%
  10. Abia: 86.1%


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