This is the examination taken by candidates in their last stage of Secondary Education. The SSCE is in two categories. One is for candidates in the third and final year of their secondary education and it is called SSCE Internal. The Second is SSCE External and is for candidates not in the School system.

Another core component of the mandate of the Council as espoused in the Enabling law is the conduct of the Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates.

SSCE (External) 2018 Registration has closed.
In order to still Register for this Exam, NECO Management has provided an opportunity to register for this examination as Walk-in candidates using the Walk-In Registration platform.

To use the WALK-IN Service Click here

Download November/December 2018 examination timetable here

Digital Persona Fingerprint Scanners are available at NECO state offices.

Click on button below to download the 2018 SSCE (External) Registration Guidelines.

SSCE External Registration

The SSCE External 2018 Registration is on-going

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In order to carry out NECO Registration on any computer you need to install the Biometrics Application and Scanner drivers on that computer.

NOV/DEC SSCE 2018 Timetable

Click the button below to download the 2018 Examination Timetable

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