National Examination Council (NECO) is one of the most popular federal government agencies in Nigeria. Their main role is to conduct the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) and the General Certificate in Education (GCE) in June/July and November/December respectively. On this page, you will see everything you need to know about NECO; its history, mandate/act, objectives/roles, current leadership, departments and units, achievements, challenges, and NECO contact details. Here, you will also see all related news and latest updates about NECO. Information guides Nigeria
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The National Examination Council is an examination body in Nigeria that conducts the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General Certificate in Education in June/July and November/December respectively. The NECO headquarters is in Minna. National Examination Council
NECO was created by former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar in April 1999. It was the first Federal organization to offer subsidised registration to academic candidates in Nigeria.
The establishment of the National Examinations Council (NECO) in April 1999, was a culmination of the reaction of the Federal Government to widespread escalating agitations, for a national examination outfit that would be responsive to the Nigerian needs and demands as well as cope with the annually increasing number of secondary school candidates to take Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) nationwide. jamb result
In 1982, WAEC admitted before the house of representatives committee on education that, Nigeria needed to establish additional examination bodies with a view to ceding some of its responsibilities to enable it to function more efficiently and effectively.
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The mandate of the National Examination Council (NECO) was for the conduction of:
The above mandate is propelled by the Council’s vision and mission statements, core values, slogans and Ethos which are:-
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The Registrar/Chief Executive is responsible for the execution of the policies of the Council and managing the affairs under its direction. The Registrar/Chief Executive is the head of NECO Management team. Below are the full list of NECO management team.
-Mr. Ebikibina J. Ogborodi
Acting Registrar/Chief Executive
-Mr. Abubakar M. Gana
The NECO administration has 9 departments, headed by Directors, and the Office of the Registrar.
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The Federal Government of Nigeria established National Examinations Council (NECO) in April 1999. And since then till now, NECO has recorded some great notable achievements which are outline below.
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Challenges facing NECO
Below are the complete contact details of the National Examination Council (NECO).
Address: National Examinations Council (NECO) Km 8, Bida Road, P.M.B 159, Minna, Nigeria.
Phone: 08069232760, 08052218069, 08052218070, 08189342653, 08189342754 (24/7 SUPPORT LINES)
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