According to the ranking, Abia State, which presented 51,839 candidates recorded 81.54% of students who obtained five credits with English Language and Mathematics.
Statistics also showed that the South-South and South-East dominated the top 10 ranking, while Taraba State recorded a major improvement in their students' performance, rising from 21st to 8th position.
Rivers, Edo, Bayelsa and Delta finished second, third, fifth and 10th, respectively behind Abia.
South-East had four states in the top 10 ranking with Abia as first, Imo fourth, Anambra sixth and Enugu ninth.
Top 10 WAEC results by state 1. Abia 2. Rivers 3. Edo 4. Imo 5. Bayelsa 6. Anambra 7. Lagos 8. Taraba 9. Enugu 10. Delta