(NECO) National Examination Council – Nigeria

NecoThe National Examination Council (NECO) which has the Head Office at Western Bye Pass, Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe Road, P.M.B 159 Minna, Nigeria was created in April 1990 by the former Head of State under the Military Administration Abdulsalami Abubakar.

The National Examination Council NECO is an examination body in Nigeria that conducts the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) and the General Certificate in Education in June/July and December/January respectively.

The National Examination Council NECO was the first Federal organization to offer subsidized registration to academic candidates in Nigeria. The National Examination Council NECO was mandated to take over the responsibilities of the National Board of Education Measurement (NBEM) which was created, in 1992 by the Ibrahim Babangida administration. National Examination Council NECO conduct Its maiden SSCE examination in mid-2000.

There are three categories of examination under National Examination Council (NECO) which they are; Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, SSCE (internal and external), Junior Secondary Certificate Examination also refers to as Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE).

 

Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE Internal and External)

Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) is classified into two internal and external.

Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE Internal)

This examination is design for candidate in their last stage of Secondary School Education. The minimum number of subjects a candidate can sit for is eight while the maximum is nine. The National Examination Council NECO (SSCE) internal has seventy-six subjects which are grouped into the following six categories.
1. Compulsory Cross-Cutting Subjects
2. Science and Mathematics
3. Technology
4. Humanities
5. Business Studies and
6. Trade/Entrepreneurship
For more information check: http://www.mynecoexams.com/ssce/

 

Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE External)

This examination is design for candidate for candidate not in the school system. The minimum number of subjects a candidate can sit for is eight while the maximum is nine.

For more information about Senior Secondary Certificate Examination External Candidates check: http://www.mynecoexams.com/novdec/

 

Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination (JSSCE)

Junior Secondary Certificate Examination (JSCE) also refers to as Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which is designed for candidates in the 3rd year of their junior secondary education in Federal Unity College and other Federal secondary schools. Private secondary schools also take part in JSCE. In state secondary schools, JSCE examinations are conducted by the state government. NECO also conducts the Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination for Federal Unity Colleges, Armed Forces Secondary Schools and other Federal establishments operating Secondary schools. A candidate is expected to pass JSCE before he/she can proceed to SSCE. Twenty two subjects are administered at the JSCE level. A candidate is expected to sit for a minimum of ten subjects and a maximum of thirteen.

For more information check: http://www.mynecoexams.com/bece/

 

National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE)

National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) is designed to pupils in their 6th year of basic education. The main purpose of this examination is to select the best candidates from every state of the federation and the federal Capital territory (FCT) for admission into federal Unity colleges. These Colleges are essentially, Secondary schools owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Their objective is to foster unity amongst the children of NIGERIA. Two are held annually. Result of the first examination determines candidates that qualify for a second examination based on cut-off marks for each state. The result of the second examination qualifies candidates for admission based on merit, equal state quota and environment considerations.

For more information check: http://www.mynecoexams.com/ncee/

 

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