NECO result 2021: How to check NECO SSCE 2021 results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2021 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) written by students in July.

The council registrar, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi made this announcement to reporters at the NECO headquarters in Minna, Niger State on Friday, 29 October.

Professor Wushishi apologized that the results were not released on schedule and said out of the 1,233,631 candidates who registered, only 1,226,796 sat for the exams.

In the press release he said the number of candidates that made five (5) Credits and above plus English and Mathematics is 878,925 and further said when compared with students that wrote in 2020, we see a decrease of 2.25%.

Mr Wushishi added that incidences of cheating this year reduced compared to 2020 due to the use tools like biometric verification.

But they derecognised five schools in Bauchi, Kaduna and Bayelsa and two in Katsina state for two years due to incidences of mass cheating.

He further added that they’ve blacklisted 20 supervisors for different types of offences from poor supervision to helping candidates to cheat and even bribery.

How to check the 2021 SSCE-INT result online

  • Go to the NECO result checking website
  • Enter your exam year. i.e. 2021.
  • Enter your exam type. i.e. SSCE INTERNAL (JUN/JUL)
  • Enter your Token Number
  • Enter your registration number
  • Click on “check result” button to see your result

What is NECO?

The National Examinations Council (NECO) is the examination board responsible for National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal and External for students in Nigeria.

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It was created in April 1999, the military administration of Abdulsalami Abubakar arrange the decree to create the council.

NECO is a parastatal of the Nigerian government under the ministry of education.

Which examinations does NECO organize/run?

Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE)

This is the exam taken by candidates who are in the last stage of secondary school. It is divided into two categories – Internal and External.

Internal SSCE is for candidates for in the third and final year of their senior secondary education while External is for candidates who are not in school i.e. private candidates who did not pass the internal exam.

The minimum number of subjects a candidate can sit for is eight subjects while the maximum is nine subjects.

Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)

The BECE is written by candidates who has completed their ninth year of basic education class and are ready to move to senior secondary class.

The candidates that write BECE are those in their third year of junior secondary school. NECO conducts the exam in federal unity colleges, armed forces secondary schools and other federal establishments that run secondary schools.

For this exam, candidates are supposed to sit for minimum of nine subjects and maximum of 10 and to pass they need to get credits in six subjects plus English and Mathematics.

National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE)


This exams is organized for pupils who have completed the 6th year of basic education. This qualifies them to get admission into federal unity colleges.

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