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5 Ways to Check Common Entrance Result in Nigeria

The phrase ‘Common Entrance’ is a household slogan for families who have wards in the 6th year of basic or primary education in Nigeria. According to the website of the National Examinations Council (NECO), the body vested with the statutory right of conducting the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Common Entrance is an examination administered to pupils in basic or primary six seeking admissions into the Federal Government owned Unity Schools such as the Kings College, Queens College and other Unity Schools across Nigeria.

Common Entrance in Nigeria is fast growing in status and popularity, to an equivalent of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

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Therefore this guide, I will show both parents and would be students how to save themselves the stress and boisterous rushes often associated with the curiosity to know their status or performance/score for Common Entrance examinations in Nigeria.

Nationwide reports in the popular media such as Vanguardngr.com, Premiumtimes.org and a host of others recently had it that the Minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu approved the release of the 2017 session results of Common Entrance Examination in Nigeria.

Thus, many individuals will desperately rush to the checking points reported to be NECO Zonal offices nationwide and the State Ministries of education across the 36 states of Nigeria. If you have ever had experience of checking your wards’ results at such centres then, you can immediately tell what the experience was like.

The anxiety driven rushing, coupled with bureaucratic procedures at the NECO Zonal offices and the designated ministries of education centres across the nation, promises to be a very hectic experience full of stress.

Nevertheless, you don’t have to worry as this article has taken care of all the necessary and easy steps you need to retrieve your Common Entrance result without any iota of delay or stress.

How to Check Your Common Entrance Results in Nigeria.  

You can check your Common Entrance result in Nigeria through anyone of the following ways

1. NECO Zonal Offices: 

in this method, you will have to travel to where NECO Zonal office is located in your own state and then follow the procedures available to check your result. Although it is generally expected that the results will be displayed on the notice boards of the examinations body or ministries of education for checks when you visit, in some cases it happen otherwise, where you will have to go through some unwarranted bureaucratic processes.

Such experiences could be so irritating and disappointing, that is why an article like this will help you avoid such scenarios, just keep reading.

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2. State Ministries of Education: 

you can also check the Common Entrance result at your state ministry of education office. This also will be a tedious and long process, as some people will have to travel long distances to their ministries of education offices. The risk, the stress and other accompanying unwholesome incidences could make it an ugly experience.

Moreso, similar bureaucratic procedures and processes experienced at NECO may also occur if peradventure the results are not displayed on the notice boards. There are also some risks attached to this.

However, modern technology especially in the area of information and communications technology has made it possible for some people to check their Common Entrance results without stress and even at the comfort of their homes or offices. Learn more in point number three below.

3. Online Checking: 

Another way and off course the simplest and stress and risk free method of checking your Common Entrance result is through the internet.

If you have a personal computer (pc) or a smart phone with internet connection, you can easily and quickly check your Common Entrance result online right at the comfort of your home or office. Simply follow the following steps and you are there.

5 Ways to Check Common Entrance Result in Nigeria

  • Buy the NECO Result Cards at the NECO office or here
  • Visit the NECO Official Result Checking Portal
  • Select the JSCE in the Exam Type Section
  • Select the exam year e.g 2017
  • Scratch the result checking card and type in the PIN
  • Enter the Examination number in the space provided
  • Click “Check my Result”

As I already said, this offers the simplest and most comfortable method of checking your Common Entrance result from anywhere in Nigeria.

That is one of the benefits of the revolution in information and communications technology in Nigeria. I could recall the stress people used to pass through before they can check results of any kind in Nigeria including Common Entrance.

Those at the receiving end used to be working parents whose wards were either not grown or smart enough to be able to visit the checking centres on their own. But, now they can comfortably check their wards Common Entrance results either at home, in the office, or even in the traffic without spending a dime.

To check your Common Entrance result online is as simple as doing any business on the internet. By so doing you can see all the subjects you or your ward wrote in the Common Entrance examination ranging from Mathematics, English Language, and general Papers etc.

4. Cyber Cafes: 

If you cannot check your common entrance result through any of the above methods, feel free to visit a Cyber Café near you. Approach the Café Assistance with your problem and he will help you solve it. Make sure while visiting a cyber café to check your common entrance result you go with your exams details as it may be required.

Note that this will cost you certain amount of fee depending on the service provider. However, it won’t cost too much as you only need an equivalent time purchase of 1 hour or less and a tip to the Café  Assistance according to your generosity or as he may decide to charge you.

5. Seek Help from the People you know:

You can also seek help from colleagues in the office, neighbours at home, friends and relatives who are teacher than you are. Just either give them the required details, and they will help you check your Common Entrance result, with their own or your own device.


In the article, I have taken time to list and explained the various ways you can check your Common Entrance result in Nigeria or that of your wards.

On the list include checking your Common Entrance examination result in Nigeria at the zonal offices of NECO, Ministries of Education offices across the 36 states of Nigeria, Online, Cyber Café and seeking help from the people you know.

Carefully apply any of the following methods and you will check your Common Entrance examination result in Nigeria successfully.

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Samuel Udo

Samuel Udo is a graduate of Political Science. A Creative/Freelance Writer and Public Commentator whose articles have been published in top print media such as 'The Pioneer Newspapers'. InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Ibanga. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Ibanga. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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