National Examination Council (NECO) November/December GCE registration for 2023 has commenced – See details below.
NECO GCE application form for 2023 is now available as has been announced by the exam body. The price, subjects, registration details and every other things you need to have a hitch-free registration have been specified in this article.
The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced the commencement of the sales of application form for the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates and is inviting suitable candidates to register.
Senior School Certificate Examination (external) is majorly for candidates not in the School system.
Prospective candidates should visit the Council’s website neco.gov.ng SSCE External link, to locate the nearest registration point (Cybercafe) and register at any time within the stipulated registration period. Candidates can also create an account, purchase a registration token and then proceed to the registration point to register.
- A passport size photograph is required for the registration. The candidate’s passport size photograph should NOT be more than SIX MONTHS old and must have a white background. System Camera can also be used to snap the passport size photograph at the point of registration as the case may be.
- BIOMETRIC FINGERPRINTS WILL BE CAPTURED DURING THE OFFLINE REGISTRATION OF EACH CANDIDATE.
- CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE BIOMETRIC VERIFICATION DURING THE CONDUCT OF THE EXAMINATION.
- CANDIDATES FOUND TO HAVE MISMATCHED FINGERPRINTS AT THE POINT OF VERIFICATION ARE DEEMED IMPERSONATORS AND WOULD BE SANCTIONED ACCORDING TO EXTANT LAWS.
REGISTRATION WEBSITE: www.neco.gov.ng
REGISTRATION FEE: The Registration Fee is Seventeen Thousand Eight Hundred Naira (N17,800.00) only Four-figure Table is Five Hundred Naira (N500.00) only per copy. Waterproof Certificate Jacket Folder is Two Thousand Naira (2,000) only per candidate. Note that Stamp Duty, Service and Remita charges apply.
MODE OF PAYMENT: Candidates or registration points (cyber cafes) are to Visit www.neco.gov.ng and create an account using either their emails or phone numbers, activate the accounts and pay into the NECO TSA through five payment options.
- ATM Card
- Internet Banking
- Bank Branch
i. The registration period begins on 11th September, 2023 and ends on 13th November, 2023 at 12:00 midnight.
ii. Late registration, i.e, registration done from 14th to 19th November, 2023 will attract payment of ADDITIONAL Two Thousand Naira (2,000) only.
iii. Walk-in registration is Twenty-eight Thousand Naira (N28,000.00) only per candidate.
ATTESTATION PHOTO CARDS AND EXAMINATION TIME TABLE:
On completion of the registration process, each candidate must obtain the following from the Cyber Cafe
- Timetable for the examination, and
- At least One (1) clear copy of the NECO Photo card, which would be used to admit the candidate into the Examination Hall. (Candidates should note that Passport size photographs on the Photo cards that are not clear will NOT be accepted in the Examination Hall)
The Referee’s Attestation section of the Photocard should be SIGNED AND STAMPED by any of the following
a) The Principal of a recognized Senior Secondary School
b) An Ordained Clergyman or a Chief Imam.
c) A Commissioned Officer of the Nigerian Armed Forces or the Police not below the rank of Captain
d) A Senior Civil Servant not below GL. 14.
e) A Legal Practitioner of not less than ten years’ experience.
CANDIDATES ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THEIR ATTESTATION PHOTO CARDS AT NECO STATE OFFICE FOR STAMPING.
VISUALLY IMPAIRED CANDIDATES:
Visually impaired candidates are to register like everyone. However, they are to indicate the nature of their disability when making entry of their bio-data in the offline application during registration.
The Examination centres for each State have been grouped into Neighbourhoods. Candidates should select a Neighbourhood within the State where they intend to sit for the Examination and they will automatically be assigned a centre within the selected neighbourhood after uploading their registration data online.
AVAILABLE SUBJECTS FOR THE EXAMINATION:
Subjects available are:
1. Agricultural Science
2. Arabic Language
5. Civic Education
6. Christian Religious Studies
8. Data Processing
10. English Language
11. Financial Accounting
13. Further Mathematics
17. Health Education
20. Islamic Studies
24. Physical Education
27. Store Keeping
28. Technical Drawing
Candidates should note that Nigerian Languages (Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba) include Literature component
i. The Registration fee, once paid, is non-refundable.
ii. WALK IN CANDIDATES can now register Six (6) hours to the Subject they intend to write.
iii. EXAMINATION CENTRE CANNOT BE EDITED after upload.
iv. Candidates or cybercafé operators should carefully follow the SSCE External link on http://www.neco.gov.ng for instructions on the registration procedure before embarking on the registration exercise.
v. The use of reputable cyber cafes is highly recommended as the Council will not be liable for registration errors committed by candidates. Candidates should ensure that they cross-check all entries made by cyber cafes on their behalf, in the offline application before allowing the data to be uploaded online. Note: there is only one chance for correction once the candidate’s data is uploaded online.
vi. Candidates are entitled to ONE-TIME CORRECTION with a validity period of TWO WEEKS after upload.
- a. complete change of name will not be entertained.
- b. ONLY ONE out of these two: NAME (either Surname, First name or middle name) OR PASSPORT can be corrected in addition to other registration data.
vii. Candidates should study the Rules & Regulations as well as the Syllabus before the Examination.
viii. Candidates should note that the photograph uploaded during the registration will be embossed on their Certificates.
ix. Candidates would be informed about the viability of their centres at least a day before the date of the Examination.
x. Smoking, bringing into the Examination Hall Electronic Communication Gadgets (Programmable Calculators, Mobile Phones, iPad, Tablets, Smart Wrist Watches/Glasses/Pens Etc) is strictly prohibited.
xi. Candidates should dress in mufti and no one will be allowed entry into the examination hall with arms
xii. Multiple registration is not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will have their entire results cancelled.
xiii. Please note that No candidate shall be allowed into the Examination Hall after the commencement of Examination.
Registration closes on the 11th September, 2023 and ends on 13th November, 2023 at 12:00 midnight.
The National Examinations Council (also known as NECO) is an examination body in Nigeria that conducts the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General Certificate in Education in June/July and December/January respectively.
NECO was created by former Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar in April 1999. It was the first Federal organization to offer subsidized registration to academic candidates in Nigeria. NECO was mandated to take over the responsibilities of the National Board of Education Measurement (NBEM). Its maiden examination took place in mid-2000.
Perhaps, the greatest achievement of NECO is that it has provided gainful employment for over a thousand Nigerians [and given hope to thousands more – candidates who had been able to keep their matriculation dates because of the timely release of their results by NECO].