The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently released a report on the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria from 2019 to 2021.
According to the report which is based on verified and validated data from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), a total of 1.53 million candidates sat for the WASSCE in 2020, indicating a decline of 3.25% compared to 1.58 million in 2019.
By 2021, the total number of candidates who sat for the examination was 1.56 million, an increase of 1.42% from 1.53 million in 2020.
In its analysis of the NBS report, TheCableIndex, the data, research, and policy analysis arm of TheCable newspaper, compared the performance of two states each in the southeast (Abia versus Anambra) and the southwest (Lagos versus Ogun).
Below is how the states performed as shown by TheCableIndex's comparative analysis:
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Note: The analysis shows WASSCE performance in the listed states from 2016 t0 2021 (public schools).
ABIA vs ANAMBRA
- 2016: 71.1%
- 2017: 75.5%
- 2018: 82.3%
- 2019: 87.2%
- 2020: 87.6%
- 2021: 86.1%
- 2016: 70.3%
- 2017: 71.5%
- 2018: 51.4%
- 2019: 70%
- 2020: 72.9%
- 2021: 91.2%
LAGOS vs OGUN
- 2016: 63%
- 2017: 65.5%
- 2018: 60.7%
- 2019: 56.1%
- 2020: 42.5%
- 2021: 75.8%
- 2016: 52.8%
- 2017: 54.1%
- 2018: 51.7%
- 2019: 45.6%
- 2020: 36.8%
- 2021: 55.2%
List of top 10 states with best WAEC results in 2021 emerges
Meanwhile, Legit.ng in a previous report listed the top 10 states with the best WASSCE performance in 2021, according to the NBS report.
The performance captured in the report is for public schools and focus on students with five credits including Mathematics and English language.
Enugu state in the southeast topped the list with 93.9%.
WAEC releases 2022 WASSCE results
In a related development, Legit.ng previously reported that WAEC on Monday, August 8, released the results of school candidates, who sat the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
Speaking at a briefing on Monday, August 8, WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, noted that the results were released 45 days after the last paper.
According to the examination body, a total of 1,222,505 candidates, amounting to 76.36 per cent of the 1,601,047 candidates that successfully sat the examination, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.