1. APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION
Prospective candidates who wish to register for the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) External, are hereby informed that registration for the examination has commenced. The registration is both offline and online. Prospective candidates should visit the Council’s website www.neco.gov.ng SSCE External link, to locate the nearest registration point (Cybercafé) and register at any time within the stipulated registration period. Candidates can also create account, purchase registration token and then proceed to registration point to register
❖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
2. REGISTRATION WEBSITE – www.neco.gov.ng
3. REGISTRATION FEE
The registration fee is Thirteen Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty Naira (N13,350.00) only plus Fifty N50.00) Naira Stamp Duty Charge.
4. MODE OF PAYMENT
Candidates or registration points (cyber cafes) are to visit www.neco.gov.ng and create an account using either their emails or phone numbers, activate the accounts and pay into the NECO TSA through five payment options.
➢ ATM Card
➢ Internet Banking
➢ Bank Branch
5. REGISTRATION PERIOD
i. The registration period begins on 9th September, 2021 and ends on 31st October, 2021 at 12.00 midnight.
ii. Late registration i.e. registration done from 1st to 6th November, 2021 will attract payment of ADDITIONAL One Thousand Naira (N1,000) only.
iii. Walk-in registration is Twenty-five Thousand Naira (N25,000.00) only per candidate. Registration must be done By one a day before the scheduled time of the first subject/paper intended to sit for.
6. 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
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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. AVAILABLE SUBJECTS FOR THE EXAMINATION
Subjects available are:
1. Agricultural Science
2. Arabic Language
5. Civic Education
6. Christian Religious Studies
9. English Language
10. Financial Accounting
12. Further Mathematics
16. Health Education
19. Islamic Studies
23. Physical Education
27. Store Keeping
28. Technical Drawing
Candidates should note that Nigerian Languages (Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba) include Literature component
10. 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, Use of GSM phones and other electronic communication devices are not allowed in the Examination Hall.
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.