Prof Uchenna Eze, commissioner for education, Enugu State, Monday, said Enugu’s position as the state with the highest pass rate in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examination in Nigeria in 2021 is a manifestation of Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s ‘strategic plans’.
A data issued by WAEC and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that Enugu State came tops in the ranking of the pass rates among public secondary schools that wrote the examination across the country.
It scored 93.9%, with Edo, 93.5%, and Benue, 91.7%, to come second and third respectively.
Enugu got the second position as the best performing state in Nigeria in the same examination with 92.7 percent. Edo came first with 92.8%, and Anambra third with 92.2%.
Prof Eze said, “The record is a testament to the huge investment made in the education sector by the state.”
The transformational policies of Gov Ugwuanyi’s administration in the education sector had brought many laurels to Enugu State, he said.
According to him, the governor’s ‘strategic plans in the education sector which are being meticulously implemented led to this wonderful performance among our students’.
Prof Eze commended the students, their teachers and management of public secondary schools in the state for their individual and collective contributions towards the success recorded by the state. He called for the sustenance of the legacy.