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NECO Exam: Bayelsa Emerges Third Best State


The massive investment of the Bayelsa State Government in Education has continued to produce great fruits as the state on Thursday emerged overall third best in the latest National Examinations Council (NECO) results.

According to the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, who announced the release of the results in Minna, Niger State, said Bayelsa came third with 84.52 percent behind Edo 84.61 percent and Ekiti 85 percent.

The cheering news is coming few weeks after Bayelsa also emerged as the fifth best state in the May/June 2017 WAEC examination.

The result released by the exam body showed clearly that candidates from Bayelsa did well in the core subjects, such as English and Mathematics as well as in the science subjects.

The feat recorded by the state has justified ‎the over fifty billion naira that, has been spent in that sector, after Governor Seriake Dickson in 2012 declared a state of emergency due to the deplorable condition of schools, lack of adequate and quality teachers and learning aids.