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All your NECO related questions answered in great details

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 What is NECO?

 The National Examinations Council (NECO) is the statutory examination board in Nigeria that was created with the responsibility of organizing the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General Certificate in June/July and December/January, respectively. This examination include the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), and the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE). 

 However, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination is of two types—the SSCE External and the SSCE Internal. The SSCE External is designed for candidates that aren’t in any secondary school system; they are referred to as private candidates. While the SSCE Internal are secondary school candidates that are in their final year of study (say, those in their third year of senior secondary study). 

 During the military regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar, a decree was promulgated for the establishment of the National Examinations Council (NECO). This decree was effective from April 1999. 


 The current registrar of NECO is Prof. Charles Uwakwe.

 How to check my NECO result

The results for the National Examination Council exams for both the SSCE internal (May/June) and the SSCE external (November/December) are released online. Candidates are required to access their results online via the council portal. 

I will be showing you a step by step guide on how to check myNECO result online. 

Step 1: login to the NECO portal here

Step 2: Choose the exact examination type you took (either May/Jun or Nov/Dec).

Step 3: Ensure you select the appropriate examination year

Step 4: Using the result scratch card provided to you, input the scratch pin number in the field provided

Step 5: the next step is to enter your personal examination number

Step 6: Finally, click on the ‘‘Check My Result’’ icon to access your result. 

If the candidate has provided the correct details, your result will be displayed on the screen, and it can be printed afterward.  

How to check my NECO result 2019

The result for NECO 2019 is out, candidates whom successful registered for the National Examination Council exams for 2019 can now check their result using the council online result checker portal. You will need the following list of items/details to be able to see the results. They include:

  1. Examination Type
  2. Year of Examination
  3. Result scratch card pin or NECO token 
  4. Personal Examination Number

With this, you can check your result on the council’s online result checker page 

How to buy NECO scratch card online

For candidates to check their results online, they would have to purchase the NECO scratch card form either any of NECO states office across the country (click here to see the list of NECO physical offices available nationwide) or through any trustworthy sales partner of the council. 

I will recommend candidates to make their purchase from They are one of the leading NECO sales partners, and their delivery is very fast. I will show you how to buy a NECO scratch card from their website.

  1. Click on the website here. You will see a catalogue of different educational examinations cards available, simply select the ‘‘BUY NECO RESULT CHECKER ONLINE’’ option 
  2. The price will be displayed, the price tag for the card is N680 on 
  3. You will select the ‘Buy instant pin’ option and select the amount of quantities you want. 
  4. Then, click on the ‘Proceed’ button, you will have to provide your ATM details at this stage. 
  5. After making the payment, the pin and serial number of the card you purchased will be sent to the email or through SMS to the phone number you provided instantly. 

These are the steps required to buy neco scratch card online.

When is NECO result coming out?

The National Examination Council usually release the result for each examination conducted few months after the end of the examination.  

The result for the 2019 May/Jun SSCE is out. Candidates can check on the council portal for their results. 

if you have been asking when will my NECO result come out, Now you have your answers. 

When is NECO 2019 starting?

If you have been asking when is NECO 2019 starting?

Well, I have good news for you, NECO 2019 June/July Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will commence fully on Monday, May 20, 2019 and the stipulated end date by the council is July 12, 2019.

Candidates are advised to start preparation in earnest.

Click here to download the timetable 2019 outline. 

How to check NECO result without exam number

Many people have been asking if it is possible to check my NECO result without examination. I will answer that question in this section of the article. 

It’s quite ridiculous to think you can check NECO result without examination number because the examination number is the only proof that you participated in the 2019 NECO. You will be required to present your center number and your examination number for you to access your results.  

When is NECO 2018 starting?

The 2018 SSCE Exams is billed to commence on the 21st (Thursday) of May, 2018 and also end on 9th (Friday) of July, 2018 this is according to the press briefing made by the registrar of the council, Prof Uwakwe in the NECO headquarters located in Minna, Niger state. 

Below is a link to download the timetable for the exams.

When is NECO result coming out 2019?

The results for the June/July 2019 SSCE was released on the 20th August, 2019 by the National Examinations Council. It was reported that over one (1) million candidates registered for the examination while only 700,000 plus candidates were able to record at least five (5) credits that including English Language and Mathematics. 

Candidates can login to the online result checker portal to check their results. 

When is NECO 2017 starting?

The council has announced on their official website that the 2017 NECO SSCE will commence from 25th May, 2017, and is anticipated to end on 25th July, 2017. Purchase of forms is currently ongoing prospective candidates can now get their forms from accredited centers nationwide. 

How to check NECO result without scratch card

Can a candidate check the NECO result without buying the scratch card?

It’s hilarious to even think of that. You will not be able to access your NECO results without buying the NECO scratch card for trustworthy partners of the council or through their state offices. 

The scratch card is the only material you can use in login into the NECO result checker platform. It contains important information such as the scratch card pin and its serial number. 

So you can’t check your result without the official scratch card.

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John Aina Ajibola has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.

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