NECO GCE 2023 Registration Has Started

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NECO GCE 2023 REGISTRATION HAS STARTED. FULL INFORMATION BELOW

The National Examinations Council – NECO has announced the registration for the SSCE External candidates, popularly known as NECO GCE.

The announcement was made on September 12, 2023 via its’ official Twitter handle @Neconigeria.

Prospective candidates who wish to register for the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) External also known as NECO GCE, are hereby informed that registration for the examination has commenced. The registration is both offline and online.

The  NECO GCE is intended to help candidates who might have deficiencies in their WAEC Result or was unable to register for the NECO 2023 internal exam.

Stakeholders are enjoined to visit NECO State Offices for guide and procedures or visit the official NECO website at neco.gov.ng

NECO GCE 2023 REGISTRATION PERIOD

The registration period begins 11th September, 2023 and ends on 13th November, 2023 at 12:00 midnight.

HOW MUCH IS THE NECO GCE 2023 REGISTRATION FORM?

The official price of the NECO GCE 2022 registration form fee is N17,800.

The NECO SSCE Ext 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.

Late registration i.e. registration done from 14th to 19th November, 2023 will attract payment of ADDITIONAL Two Thousand Naira (N2,000) only.

Walk-in registration is Twenty-eight Thousand Naira (N28,000.00) only per candidate.

But note that cyber cafe will charge their own service which the price is not fixed depending on the cyber cafe operator.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF NECO GCE 2023
  • 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 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.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR NECO GCE 2023

The registration can be done online through the NECO website neco.gov.ng. Locate the nearest registration point (Cyber cafe)

You can also visit a reliable cyber cafe in your locality or educational consultant to register.

ATTESTATION/PHOTO CARDS AND EXAMINATION TIME TABLE
On completion of the registration process, each candidate must obtain the following from the Cyber Cafe:
i. Timetable for the examination; and
ii. 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 Photo card 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
or its equivalent.
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.

EXAMINATION CENTRES
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 NECO GCE 2023 EXAMINATION

1. Agricultural Science
2. Arabic Language
3. Biology
4. Chemistry
5. Civic Education
6. Christian Religious Studies
7. Commerce
8. Data Processing
9. Economics
10. English Language
11. Financial Accounting
12. French
13. Further Mathematics
14. Geography
15. Government
16. Hausa
17. Health Education
18. History
19. Igbo
20. Islamic Studies
21. Literature-in-English
22. Mathematics
23. Marketing
24. Physical Education
25. Physics
26. Salesmanship
27. Store Keeping
28. Technical Drawing
29. Yoruba

Candidates should note that Nigerian Languages (Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba) include Literature component

NOTE – GENERAL INFORMATION
i. The Registration fee, once paid, is non-refundable.

ii. 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.

iii. Candidates or cybercafé operators should carefully follow the SSCE External link on www.neco.gov.ng for instructions on the registration procedure before embarking on the registration exercise.

iv. Candidates should study the Rules & Regulations as well as the Syllabus before the Examination.

v. Candidates should note that the photograph uploaded during the registration will be embossed on their Certificates.

vi. Candidates should check the viability of their centres online at least a day before the date of the examination.

vii. Smoking, bringing into the Examination Hall Electronic Communication Gadgets (Programmable Calculators, Mobile Phones, iPad, Tablets, Smart Wrist Watches / Glasses / Pens Etc) is strictly prohibited.

viii. Candidates should dress in mufti and no one will be allowed entry into the examination hall with arms.

ix. Multiple registration is not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will have their entire results cancelled.

x. Please note that No candidate shall be allowed into the Examination Hall after the commencement of Examination.

xi. Wearing of face mask in the exam hall is compulsory.

xii. Social and physical distancing in the examination hall or classroom will be strictly enforced/observed.

xiii. Every candidate should bring into the examinational hall or classroom his/her own hand sanitiser.

xiv. A candidate showing symptoms of COVID-19 in the course of the examination will not be allowed to continue until he/she is certified to be medically fit.

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