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Edo Emerges Best State in 2021 WAEC Exams

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Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City

Edo State has emerged the best state in the 2021 diet of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examinations, recording 92.8 percent pass rate among students who sat for the examination in the state.

The state also came second in the ranking of the pass rate among public schools who wrote the examination across Nigeria in 2021.

This was contained in a recent data released by WAEC and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) published by data firm, Statisense on its Twitter handle.

According to the data, Edo came first in the national tally with 92.8 percent of students passing the exams with five credits, including English and Mathematics.

The data ranked Enugu State second with 92.7 percent; Anambra third with 92.2 percent; Benue State fourth with 91.5 percent; Ebonyi fifth with 90.5 percent and Cross River State sixth with 90.2 percent.

In the ranking of the performance of public schools which presented candidates for the exam, Enugu State came first with 93.9 percent; Edo second with 93.5 percent; Benue third with 91.7 percent; Ebonyi fourth with 91.3 percent, while Anambra fifth with 91.3 percent.

The administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki had implemented far-reaching reforms across the education ecosystem, beginning with the basic education sector.

The reforms are percolating to the other aspects of the state’s education space, with a number of the teachers in public schools in the state receiving national awards for their devotion to service and innovation in the classroom.

The governor was awarded the NUT Governor of Year by the Nigerian Union of Teachers in 2019 in recognition of his multifaceted reforms and initiatives in the state’s education sector.

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