Can I Use NECO Result For Admission Into The University?

This is perhaps one of the most prevalent questions many students ask today. Everyone wants to know whether they can use their NECO results for admission into the university. Well, if you actually want an answer to that question, then you are in the right place. But then, what really is this NECO examination?

The National Examination Council (NECO), is a national examination body that conducts both GCE and SSCE examinations for only students in Nigeria. It was established in April 1999. NECO results/examinations has over the years, been underrated by many people, since the inception of the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Today, many students prefer talking WAEC examinations to NECO.

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Though NECO results are generally disregarded by many persons, it can still be used for gaining admission into Nigerian universities, or other institutions in Nigeria. Yes, this is absolutely possible. However, it is worthwhile to note that NECO results cannot be used for gaining admission into institutions outside Nigeria. This is because, NECO is not an international examination body. Thus, educational institutions outside Nigeria does not recognise them (NECO), as a renounce examination body. 

This is the core reason why a WAEC result in pertinent to every Nigerian student. It is useful even outside Nigeria. On the other hand, NECO results are very useful in Nigeria, but internationally, they are useless. What this means is that NECO results are not recognised in any country except Nigeria.

In a concluding note, I have said that NECO results can be used for gaining admission into Nigerian universities or institutions. However, I also noted that NECO results are strictly for Nigeria alone. Thus, it cannot be used for gaining admission in institutions outside Nigeria. Hope this answers your question, thank you.