Announcing the Launch of Our New Portal

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new NECO portal. Along with a new look, we have included some features that we hope will make using the site easier and provide a more interactive experience.

One major change is the new neco.gov.ng domain name, which has been implemented in compliance with recent government policy to standardise all official public websites in an effort to maintain public trust and transparency while browsing the sites.

On the new and improved portal, you can now easily find information on the different exams, register and make online payments for different exams.

As of [date], available features of the platform include SSCE exam registration. The complete online registration and result checking system will be added subsequently.

Please explore the updated portal. We would be grateful for any feedback.

New Payment Option:

The end of the scratch card era!!!

You can now register for your NECO Examinations and check your results online without the use of a scratch card.

The scratch card was introduced as a means of registering for exams and also for result checking purposes. Obtaining the scratch card over the years have stirred up certain issues, like the sale of cards at exorbitant prices by unapproved centers; the delay in candidate’s results and many more.

With the introduction of this new platform, NECO has ensured strict compliance with TSA as well as protecting Candidates from being extorted when they have to go to a cyber café, to either register for an exam or check their result. This payment option also helps NECO in saving the cost incurred as a result of the production of millions of scratch cards, yearly.

The online payment feature on the website has a number of payment options, including card payment, account transfer online or at the bank premise using the generated Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR)

National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE)

The National Common Entrance Examination for admission into Junior Secondary School (JSS 1) of Federal Government Unity Colleges for 2018 will be held throughout the country and other interested foreign countries.

Only Final year pupils of Primary Schools are eligible for the exams.

Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)

To transit from the ninth year of the basic education class to the senior secondary, the BECE is conducted for candidates in their third year of the Junior Secondary School. While each state of the federation and the FCT conducts the BECE for its candidates, NECO conducts the BECE for Federal Unity Colleges, Armed Forces Secondary Schools and other Allied Institutions. Private Secondary schools also take part in the NECO BECE provided they are permitted by their State Ministries of Education. It is a certification examination. Following the 9-year compulsory Universal Basic Education, BECE certificate replaces the primary school certificate. Hence BECE certificate is now the First School Leaving Certificate.

The grading system is as follows:

A – Distinction
B – Upper Credit
C – Lower Credit
P – Pass
F – Fail

BECE comprises of 10 integrated subjects, out of which three are composite subjects. As follows:

1. Mathematics
2. English Studies
3. Basic Science & Technology
4. Religion & National Values
5. Cultural & Creative Arts
6. One Nigerian Language
7. French
8. Pre-vocational Studies
9. Business Studies
10. Arabic

A candidate is to offer a minimum of 9 and maximum of ten subjects. However, religion has been disarticulated from Religion and National Values. National Values is now a stand-alone subject, while Christian Religious Studies and Islamic religious Studies have been disarticulated as single subject each. The disarticulation has changed the Minimum number of BECE subjects to ten and maximum number to eleven.