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The National Examination Council, NECO is a nationally recognised examination board which organizes the SSCE examination for the senior secondary school. When there are vacancies in the board, they open their recruitment portal for interested and qualified Nigerians to place their applications for job.

In this post, you will learn all about the NECO recruitment. Also answered in this post are some frequently asked questions, to give you more insight into all you need to know about the recruitment exercise.


The best working atmosphere is the one which you clearly understand and are able to communicate freely with people. However, if you are really interested in joining NECO through its recruitment exercise, you should know some things about the board.

The National Examination Council, NECO came from the promulgation of the Abdusalami Abubakar led administration in 1999. When it came, many people doubted the capacity of the body to organize an examination whose certificate would command both national and international respect and acceptability. As many welcomed it as a worthy government parastatal, some also questioned its legal stance.

The body was instituted in 1999, it took over the responsibility of the former National Board for Educational Measurement (NBEM), a body that was established in 1992 by the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida administration.

It was also mandated to handle the Senior School Certificate Examination, as it was the sole responsibility of WAEC to handle SSCE.

Ever since then, NECO has continued to grow into a giant we can currently recognize it as. I am sure you would want to join this group of committed fellows, to ensure quality SSCE in Nigeria.


Stated below are the requirements:

  1. Applicants must possess one of the following educational qualifications in any discipline and from any recognized institution: OND, NCE, HND or B.Sc.
  2. All applicants are also required to have at least five credits in SSCE/WASSCE of which English and Mathematics are included or six credits in not more than 2 sitting for which English and Mathematics are included.
  3. Applicants who are above 35 years of age are not eligible.
  4. Computer literacy is an added advantage any applicant who posses it.


All candidates who are interested in the recruitment can make their application by sending their application documents to any of the NECO office whose address is below:

Head Office:

National Examination Council (NECO)

Western Bye pass,

Nnamdi Azikiwe Road,

PMB 159


Niger State.


Abuja Office:

National Examination Council (NECO),

Plot 583, Hillview Development Estate,

Cadastral Zone F12,

Jibi Arab Road,

Kubwa, Abuja.

Supporting emails: You can write to any of the following emails in case you want to make further enquires about the recruitment:



NECO official website: www.mynecoexams.com


When writing your application letter, make sure you state the following information in your application letter:

  • Your full name
  • Your age and date of birth
  • State of origin
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Your qualification(s).


It is pretty important you support your application letter with the following documents, as proofs to all that you claimed in the application letter:

  • An official ID card such as your driving license, national ID number, voter’s card, international passport
  • A certificate of State and/or LGA of origin
  • Your academic certificates from FSLC to tertiary level certificates (NCE, OND, B.Sc or HND).
  • Your birth certificate


This should serve as a disclaimer notice and also informing you that the recruitment exercise for 2020 is currently not ongoing. Nobody from Careerwatch.ng will ask you for money to help you process your NECO recruitment application.

We however advice that you disregard anything like if you get and we ask you to be careful of what information you receive about the recruitment.


When is the recruitment  in 2020 starting?

There is no official date yet by NECO when the recruitment for 2020 will start. We therefore advice you disregard any information claiming the recruitment on.

Who is eligible to apply?

Those eligible to apply are Nigerians who have met the requirements as stated above.

Who marks the exam scripts?

The examination scripts are marked by teachers across the federation in different marking centres.

However, every state has schools/centres where the scripts are marked. Qualified staff are also mobilized during that period to mark these papers.


Since the NECO recruitment is not currently on, the best thing you can do is subscribe to our newsletter so that we keep you updated when it starts. Meanwhile, with these tips stated above, you can know what to expect when the recruitment begins and help you prepare better.

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