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NECO Registration 2022 Guidelines (June/July SSCE), Closing Date

The 2022 NECO registration has commenced. The National Examinations Council registration guidelines for 2022 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) has been released by the exam body.

Information on how much NECO registration fees is and full NECO timetable have all been released too. The examination is built to hold from 20th June to 6th August, 2022.

How Much Is NECO Form 2022?

Details of the Examination fees and other registration materials are as follows:

  • Registration fee for the 2022 NECO SSCE is N17,800.00 mandatory fee.
  • Walk-in fee (external candidates only) N15,000
  • Late registration N2,000
  • Photo album is N1,700.00 per pair
  • Four-figure table is N200.00 per copy
  • Syllabus is N1,500.00 per copy
  • Unviable Centre fee is N50,000.00 (for schools)
  • 4 figure table is N250 per copy
  • Late submission of 3rd Year CA fee N25,000 (applies when centres submit their CA3 after the window closes)
  • Correction of name N3,500
  • SSCE fresh accreditation for public schools N100,000
  • SSCE Re-Accreditation for public schools N80,000
  • SSCE Fresh accreditation for private schools N200,000
  • SSCE Re-Accreditation for private schools N100,000
  • SSCE fresh accreditation for foreign schools 300,000
  • SSCE Re-Accreditation for foreign schools N200,000
  • Note that Stamp Duty, Service and Remita charges apply.
NECO Registration Guidelines [June/July SSCE]

Who Can Apply For The Exam (Eligibility)

Principals/Commandants of schools are hereby informed that only candidates in their final year of Senior Secondary School i.e. (SS3) are eligible for registration. For the avoidance of doubt, the 2022 SSCE (I) is meant for only school-based candidates in Nigeria and overseas. It is not meant for private candidates. Principals/Commandants of schools and States Ministries of Education should endeavour to enforce the eligibility condition.

June/July 2022 NECO Registration Procedure

The following are the registration procedures for Principals/Commandants of schools presenting bona-fide candidates for 2022 June/July SSCE.

The 2022 SSCE (I) registration will be both OFFLINE and ONLINE.

Offline Registration

Schools are to install the 2022 SSCE (I) offline application by downloading from the Council’s website: www.neco.gov.ng. or directly here. The user manual on the step-by-step offline and online registration procedure can also be downloaded from the Council’s website. Schools are to make all entries of their candidates’ bio-data offline and intermittently synchronize online to avoid loss of data.

Ensure that all prospective Candidates are registered offline, such that as they pay, they could be uploaded online progressively. Please note that a candidate is only NECO registered if his/her offline entries are uploaded online to obtain a registration number. Online upload is only possible upon payment of registration fees.

Biometrics Data Capturing

Biometric data capturing is a process by which candidates’ fingerprints (10 fingers) are captured during offline registration. The Biometric application can be downloaded from the Council’s website or through the SSCE Internal Dashboard. It is a vital part of the offline registration because without it, candidates’ data cannot be uploaded online. FUTRONIC (FS80H) should be used for the data capturing.

Schools are to ensure that candidates crosscheck their data (Name, Picture, Date of Birth, Sex, Subjects) on the preview page during the biometric capturing and can go back to the Offline application to correct any error detected by the candidate(s).
The Council should be notified of any physically challenged candidate(s) whose fingerprints cannot be captured during offline registration process.
Schools should NOTE that:

  • Duplication of registration will not be entertained since no two biometric data are the same.
  • No person(s)/candidate(s) should be allowed to capture their fingerprints on behalf of the rightful candidate(s) as any candidate whose biometric data does not match the data uploaded during verification exercise will be deemed to be impersonating.

Visually Impaired Candidates

Visually impaired candidates are to be registered like everyone. However, the nature of their disability
is to be indicated correctly when making entry of their bio-data in the offline application during
registration. Visually impaired candidates are of two categories:

  • Low Vision
  • Complete Blindness

Offline Validation

After successful offline NECO registration, schools are to do the offline bio-data validation before uploading registration data online. Candidates are to check and make all corrections of Name, Picture, Date of Birth, Sex, Subjects etc., before uploading the registration data online.


Procedure for Offline Validation

Upon completion of the offline registration, schools are to print the offline photo cards of all the candidates from the offline application and issue to each candidate to confirm that his/her Picture, Name, State) LGA, Date of Birth, Sex and the Subjects he/she wishes to sit for are all correct.

Where errors are discovered, candidates should correct such errors on the photocard and sign in the appropriate column. Where there are no errors, Candidates should just sign the appropriate column. All signed photocards are to be returned to the person doing the registration to enter all corrections in the offline application.


The Council is not liable f or any registration errors committed by schools during registration and will only entertain non· validation after schools have uploaded their entries online upon payment of fine.

Please note that any school that requests for correction of Name (only error in spelling of Name will be entertained), Picture, Date of Birth, Sex or Subject(s) is deemed to have indulged in “NON-VALIDATION”.

The penalty fee for non-validation is Seven Thousand Naira (N7,000.00) only per candidate irrespective of the nature of non-validation.

After effecting all corrections, the validation list should be printed and given to candidates to further confirm that all the corrections they made on their photocards (if any) have been duly effected. Where Candidates discover on the Validation List that the error(s) were not effected, the attention of the person doing the registration should be drawn to effect the correction(s). Candidates should append their signatures on the corrected copy of the Validation list against their respective names. The signed offline validation list is one of the documents to be returned to respective NECO State Offices along with other Validation Documents.

School Activation

Each School must be activated by the NECO State Officer of each respective State & FCT before payment and upload could be possible. Schools are to return the Validation Documents to their respective State Officers, who would thereafter, activate the School for payment of the required candidates to conclude the registration.
The validation Documents to be returned to NECO State Offices before activation are:

  • Validation List
  • Candidates’ signed Photocards
  • Entry Schedule duly endorsed by the State Ministry of Education
  • Subject Analysis

Schools are to note that Centre activation commences on 10th January, 2022.

Payment Procedure for NECO Registration and Upload

All payments should strictly be made through the school’s online NECO portal. Upon successful payment, registration quota is allocated according to the amount paid into the NECO TSA. After the quota is allocated, schools can select the individual candidates to upload (if the payment is not f or all candidates) by checking the selection boxes against each candidate’s name or clicking the “check all “box to select the entire candidates, if the payment is for all the candidates. Note that when paying in instalments, initial payment should be made for at least 20 candidates to avoid being surcharged for unviable centre fee.

After successful payment, quotas allocated and the payment receipt is sent to the administrator’s email address. Schools can also print their payment receipt from the transaction history in their school profile and submit a copy to the NECO State Office along with the final Validation list that carries Candidates’ registration numbers. The allocated quota would be used to upload and register candidates. After successful upload, registration numbers are automatically assigned to each registered candidate on both the final photocard and validation list.

Immediately after completion of the registration, schools should print the final validation list and give all candidates to sign against their respective names. The payment receipt and the signed final validation list should be endorsed by the School Principal/Commandant before submission to NECO State Office. The final photocards that bear the candidates’ registration numbers are to be used for admission of candidates into the examination hall(s), as well as for candidates’ biometric verification exercise during the examination.

Minimum Number of Candidates Required for NECO Registration

The minimum number of candidates to be registered by a school is 20 (twenty).
Any school registering less than twenty candidates is deemed unviable and as such shall pay unviable centre fee of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000) only, if they wish to write the examination in their school.

NECO Registration E-Photo Albums

The electronic photo albums will be generated by the Council. A pair of purchased e-photo album will be endorsed and a copy sent to your school.

Each e-photo album has provision for 171 candidates. A pair of e-photo album costs One Thousand, Seven Hundred Naira (N1,700) only.

Cost of NECO Syllabus And Four-Figure Table

The syllabus for NECO SSCE is available at the cost of One Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N1,500) only per copy and each school is advised to have at least four (4) copies. Furthermore, each candidate is to obtain a copy of NECO four-figure tables at the cost of Two Hundred Naira (N250.00) only.

3rd Year Continuous Assessment Scores (CA3)

The period for CA3 entries by schools is from 27th June – 20th August 2022. Schools should ensure that they use the offline application to make entries for CA3, within the stipulated period and ensure complete upload.
Procedure for CA3 entry and upload:

  • Login to the Offline portal
  • Click on Third Year CA menu
  • Select the Candidate
  • Make entries for CA3
  • Connect to online and upload

Any school that fails to upload the CA3 within the stipulated period stated above, will not have result until it pays late submission penalty fee of Twenty Five Thousand Naira (N25,000.00) only and also upload the CA3.

2022 NECO Registration Closing Date

  • The registration period is between Monday, 13th March and Monday, 30th May, 2022.
  • The website will be closed at 12:00 midnight on 30th May, 2022.
  • The last date for return of printed payment receipt and endorsed final validation list is Monday, 17th June, 2022.

ALSO SEE: NECO Timetable For June/July Exam Is Out – Check.

These are the details of the 2022 NECO registration June/July examination. You can also check the PDF here.

We wish you the very best!!!

Stanley Ozuzu

Stanoz is a techpreneur, content writer, creator and web designer. CEO of Stanoz Designs, a Creative Digital Agency registered in Nigeria.

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