Abia, Anambra, Edo, Rivers and Imo states emerged to five best states in the 2019 performance ranking chart of the West African Examination Council.

The chart, as released by the examination board, ranked the performances of all 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in the country.

While Abia, Anambra, Edo, Rivers and Imo made top five in the chart, Yobe, Zamfara, Jigawa, Gombe and Katsina brought up the rear

The top 10 performing states at the 2019 examination are Abia, Anambra, Edo, Rivers, Imo, Lagos, Bayelsa, Delta, Enugu, and Ebonyi.

While Adamawa, Osun, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kebbi, Katsina, Gombe, Jigawa, Zamfara, and Yobe occupy the bottom 10 of the chart.

Full Ranking:

Abia
Anambra
Edo
Rivers
Imo
Lagos
Bayelsa
Delta
Enugu
Ebonyi
Ekiti
Kaduna
Ondo
Abuja
Kogi
Benue
Akwa Ibom
Kwara
Ogun
Cross River
Taraba
Plateau
Nasarawa
Kano
Borno
Oyo
Niger
Adamawa
Osun
Sokoto
Bauchi
Kebbi
Katsina
Gombe
Jigawa
Zamfara
Yobe.

The data said over 1.6 million candidates sat the May/June 2019 WASSCE in Nigeria while 1,020,519 candidates representing 64.18% obtained credits and above in minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics and 1,309,570 candidates representing 82.35% obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (that is, with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics.

Also, 180,205 candidates, representing 11.33% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.