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NECO 2022/2023 Registration Form [SSCE] Starting, Closing & Exam Dates

NECO 2022 Registration Form Portal & Tips On How To Apply

Hello, we would like to give you detailed information on this. Ensure you read to the end to get the main gist. NECO is another examination which you can use to replace waec or nabteb exam. It is also an O level result.

In this article, we will take you on a journey on how you can access the registration portal for this particular exam.

How Neco Came Into Existence

One of the last acts of the Abdulsalami Abubakar military administration was the promulgation of a decree, in April 1999, that created the National Examinations Council (NECO). That act, however, was only the climax of a process whose beginning predated the administration.
Although calls for the creation of a national examination outfit had been on for over two decades earlier, the birth of NECO was not spared controversy.
While some Nigerians saw its arrival as an opportunity for choice of examination body for candidates to patronize, others doubted its capacity to conduct reliable examinations that could command widespread national and international respect and acceptability.

Some others welcomed it for its potential, as a Federal Government parastatal, to offer subsidized registration to candidates; yet others queried even its legal status.


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.


The additional responsibility of NECO over those of its precursor called for some restructuring of NBEM. Not only was the staff strength to be increased, there was also need for offices to be established in every State of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) if NECO was to effectively cope with the enormity of its mandate. Consequently, within one year of its creation, the staff strength of NECO had quadrupled that of NBEM in 1998.

Moreover, by January 2000, NECO offices had been established in every State and FCT. NBEM operated with six zonal offices located in Bauchi, Ibadan, Katsina, Makurdi, Owerri, and Ilorin. NECO created other zonal offices in Akure, Asaba, Damaturu, Enugu, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Uyo, and Yola. Kano replaced Katsina (which became a state office) as a zonal office.

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How To register for NECO 2022/2023 Exam

  1. First visit www.mynecoexams.com
  2. A passport photograph which must be on a white background is also needed.
  3. After getting the registration pin, ensure you apply and supply all the details and documents required of you.
  4. Then print out the examination slip
  5. Wait for the examination date.

When will NECO 2022 registration start?

It will start in July and it will close on the 12th of September 2022.

How much is NECO Form 2022/23?

It costs about 9,000 naira to 12000 naira only.

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