By its mandate, NECO was to take over the responsibilities of the National Board for Educational Measurement (NBEM) which was created, in 1992, by the Ibrahim Babangida administration, although its enabling decree was promulgated in 1993. However, the conduct of the Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) which had, hitherto, been the exclusive preserve of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) was made an additional responsibility of the new examination outfit. NECO was to take exclusive charge of the conduct of the SSCE for school based candidates while WAEC was to take charge of the same examination for private candidates. NECO was to conduct its maiden SSCE in mid 2000.

Who Is Eligible?

The National Examination Council SSCE/GCE Exam can be taken by any student currently in their final year in an accredited secondary school, and also candidates who might have moved in from another country and would like to further their education in Nigeria.

Who Accepts NECO Results?

NECO results are generally accepted by all Tertiary Institutions in West Africa, and also accepted by a variety of Tertiary Institutions across the world. In Nigeria, the minimum qualification requirement for acquiring a job is a WAEC/NECO SSCE/GCE result.

What is the Minimum Accepted Grade?

For most Tertiary Institutions, the minimum required WAEC grade for admission are:

A Minimum of Credit (C) in Mathematics and English Language/French.

A Minimum of Credit (C) in three(3) other Subjects.

Exam Preparation Duration

A Minimum period of Three – Four months of preparation is required to guarantee an Excellent performance.

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