The performance analysis of the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) examination were released on Thursday, February 4, with states in the South-East, again, leading in the chart of candidates who obtained 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.
Bear in mind, to secure university admission in Nigeria, a candidate must obtain credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
However, no candidate qualified for university admission from four Federal Government colleges in the 2015 WASSCE.
The schools are: Federal Government Girls’ College, Bajoga, Gombe State; FGGC, Bauchi; FGGC Gboko, and the Federal Science and Technical College, Kafanchan.
Edo State took the third position with 38, 052 of its 62, 327 candidates getting five credits and above while Rivers, Imo, Lagos, Bayelsa, Delta, Enugu and Ebonyi rounding up the top ten in the performance ranking.
However, Yobe state came last on the 2015 ranking list with Only 646 candidates from the 14, 784 that wrote the exam getting up to five credits and above.
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.
17 Akwa Ibom
20 Cross River
It would be recalled, in the 2014 May/June WASSCE rankings, Anambra State led the pack, while Abia State came second.
Of the one million five hundred and ninety thousand, two hundred and eighty-four candidates that sat for the examination in 2015, only 562, 413 candidates obtained credits in five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics.
Check the full analysis here