The National Examination Council (NECO) has officially opened the registration for the 2023 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) External for School Candidates. This blog post will guide prospective candidates through the registration process, requirements, and important details for the NECO GCE 2023 exams.
NECO GCE 2023 Registration Details:
The registration period begins on September 11, 2023, and ends on November 13, 2023, at 12:00 midnight.
Late registration from November 14 to 19, 2023, will attract an additional fee of Two Thousand Naira (N2,000).
Candidates can register both offline and online.
Visit the official NECO website neco.gov.ng to find the nearest registration point (Cybercafe) and register within the stipulated period.
Alternatively, create an account, purchase a registration token, and then proceed to the registration point for online registration.
Biometric Fingerprint and Verification:
Biometric fingerprints will be captured during offline registration.
There will be biometric verification during the examination, and candidates with mismatched fingerprints will face sanctions.
Attestation/Photo Cards and Examination Timetable:
Upon completing the registration, candidates must obtain the following from the Cyber Cafe:
Timetable for the examination.
At least one clear copy of the NECO Photo card for admission into the Examination Hall.
The Referee’s Attestation section of the Photo card should be signed and stamped by:
The Principal of a recognized Secondary School.
An Ordained Clergyman or a Chief Imam.
A Commissioned Officer of the Nigerian Armed Forces or the Police not below the rank of Captain.
A Senior Civil Servant not below GL. 14.
A Legal Practitioner of not less than Ten years’ experience.
NECO Registration Fee:
The registration fee is Seventeen Thousand Eight Hundred Naira (N17,800.00) only, plus N50.00 for stamp duty.
Late registration incurs an additional penalty of N2,000.00 per candidate.
Mode of Payment:
Payment can be made using ATM Card, Internet Banking, USSD, Wallet, or at a Bank Branch.
Scratch cards are no longer used for NECO transactions.
Examination centres are grouped into neighborhoods, and candidates should select a neighborhood within their state during registration.
Available Subjects for Examination:
A comprehensive list of subjects is available, including English Language, Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, and more.
The registration fee is non-refundable.
Walk-in candidates can now register six (6) hours before the subject they intend to write.
Examination centre cannot be edited after upload.
Candidates are advised to follow the instructions on the SSCE External link for a smooth registration process.
Reputable cyber cafes are recommended, and candidates should cross-check all entries before data upload.
Prospective candidates for the NECO GCE 2023 November/December examination can now confidently navigate the registration process with the provided information. Ensure timely registration, adhere to guidelines, and best of luck in your examinations!