Oyo state posted 54.18 per cent pass rate in the just concluded 2017 West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The statistics of performance of Oyo state school candidates in the WASSCE 2017 examination is contained in a letter dated September 6, 2017, and signed by WAEC Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator, Awokunle Olatunde, made available to journalist
The results shows that 29,174 out of 53,850 students who sat for WASSCE examination in Oyo state passed with a minimum of five credits and above (including English and Mathematics) as against the 21.61per cent pass rate recorded by the state in 2015.
Candidates who sat for the exam in Iseyin local government had the highest pass rate at 67.64%, followed by Ibadan South West (67.53%), Irepo (66.18%), Oyo West (63.95%), Ido (63.62%), Saki West (62.94%), Saki East (62.25%), Ona Ara (60.91%) and Egbeda (60.20%).
On the other hand, local government areas that had less than 50 percent pass rate were, Ibadan North East, Oyo East, Ogbomoso North, Ogo Oluwa local governments, while Ibadan North West, Ibarapa Central (Igboora), Ibadan South East, Atisbo and Ibarapa North local governments.
State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela said the improvement in the 2017 WASSCE was a result of the implementation of the ‘No Automatic Promotion policy, among other recent policies, of the state government.
The least performing local governments with less than 30 percent pass rate are Surulere (Oyo), Ogbomoso South and Itesiwaju.