NECO BECE Registration Form 2024: Instructions and Guidelines

If you are interested in the NECO BECE examinations, the first step you need to take is to register for the examination. If you do not know how to go about it, do not worry, we have written this article just for you. This article discusses all things BECE; from registration procedures to the requirements for registration, continue reading this article for details.

NECO BECE Registration Form 2024: Instructions and Guidelines

The National Examination Council (NECO) is pleased to inform the general public, Schools, Parents, and Teachers that the forms for the Basic Education Certification Examination, BECE for the Senior Secondary School for the 2024 session are currently on sale. Read below for registration guidelines.

Registration Guidelines for the 2024 BECE

Below are the registration guidelines for the BECE, please read through them carefully and endeavor to comply with the requirements listed.

1. Eligibility requirements

School principals should ensure that only candidates in their final year of Junior Secondary Schools i.e. (JSS3) are eligible for registration.

2. Registration Procedure

The 2024 BECE registration will take both the OFFLINE and ONLINE  format.

3. Claiming of School’s Online Portal 

Schools are required to claim their online portal afresh using the school’s official email address and phone number (schools that do not have official email addresses are mandated to create one as personal or cybercafé emails are NOT allowed).

This is to enable the council to have a comprehensive database. The School’s online portal claim is the first task before the commencement of the offline/online registration. Schools are therefore required to input their information correctly.

After the submission of details, the school will be sent a default password via the official email address provided; this will be used to login into the portal.

4. Offline Registration

Schools are required to install the 2024 BECE offline application by downloading it from the Council’s website: www.neco.gov.ng.

Schools are to use the application to make all entries of their candidates’ biodata. The user manual on the step-by-step registration procedure can also be downloaded from the
Council’s website. Schools should ensure that all prospective Candidates are registered offline, such that as they pay, they could be uploaded online progressively.

N/B: A candidate is only registered if their offline entries are uploaded online to obtain a
registration number. Online upload is only possible upon payment of registration fees.

5. Visually Impaired Candidates

Candidates that are visually impaired are to be registered like everyone. However, upon registration, the nature of their disability is to be indicated correctly when making entries of their bio-data. Visually impaired candidates are of two categories:

  • Low Vision
  • Complete Blindness

6. Offline Validation 

After successful offline registration, schools are required to do the offline bio-data validation before uploading registration data online.

Candidates should be asked to check and make all corrections of Name, Picture, Date of
Birth, Sex, Subjects, etc., before uploading the registration data online.

Please note that the Council is not liable for any registration error committed by schools. All registration errors must be corrected during the validation process before uploading the registration online.

7. Procedure for offline Validation  

After completing offline registration, schools are to print the offline photocards of all the
candidates from the offline application and issue them to each candidate to confirm that his/her
Picture, Name, State, Local Government Area (LGA), Date of Birth, Sex and the Subjects he/she
wishes to sit for are all correct. In the event that errors are discovered, candidates should correct such errors on the photocard and sign in the appropriate column. Where there are no errors, Candidates should just sign the appropriate column. All signed photocards are to be returned to the official handling the registration to enter all corrections in the offline application.

N/B: All corrections must be done offline

After all corrections have been made; the validation list should be printed for Candidates to append their signatures against their respective names. The signed offline validation list is one of the documents to be returned to respective NECO State Offices along with other Validation Documents.

Note: Any school that requests for the correction of Name (only error in the spelling of
The name will be entertained), Picture, Date of Birth, Sex, or Subject(s) after the online upload is deemed to have been a “NON-VALIDATION”. The penalty fee for non-validation is Seven Thousand Naira (N7,000.00) only per candidate irrespective of the nature of the non-validation.

8. Activation for Payment

All schools must be activated by the NECO State Coordinator of each State and FCT
before payment and upload can be made. Schools are to return the Validation Documents to the
respective State Coordinators, who would thereafter, activate the School for payment of the required candidates to conclude the registration. The validation Documents required to be returned to NECO State Offices before activation are:

  • Validation List duly signed by the candidates
  • Candidates’ signed Photocards
  • Entry Schedule duly endorsed by the State Ministry of Education where applicable
  • Subject Analysis

9. Payment/Upload Procedure

  • All payments should strictly be made through the school’s online NECO portal.
  • Upon successful payment, the registration quota is allocated according to the amount paid into the NECO TSA.
  • After the quota is allocated, schools can select the individual candidates to upload (if the payment is not for all candidates) by checking the selection boxes against each candidate’s name or clicking the “check all “box to select the entire candidates, if the payment is for all the candidates.
  • Note that when paying in installments, initial payment should be made for at least 20 candidates to avoid being surcharged for an unviable center fee.
  • The payment receipt is sent to the school’s email address or can also be printed from the transaction history in the school profile.
  • Immediately after completion of the registration, schools should print the final validation list and give all candidates to sign against their respective names.
  • The payment receipt and the signed final validation list that carries candidates’ registration numbers should be endorsed by the School Principal/Commandant before submission to NECO State Office.
  • The final photocards that bear the candidates’ registration numbers are to be used for the admission of candidates into the examination hall(s).

10. Details of Examination Fees
Details of the Examination fees and other registration materials are as follows:

  • Registration fee for the 2024 BECE is N8,700.00 only per candidate
  • Unviable Centre fee is N12,500.00
  • The syllabus is N1,500.00 per copy
  • Late Registration attracts a Penalty of an additional N2,000.00 per candidate
  • The registration fee for BECE Re-sit is N3,000.00 per subject per candidate
  • Note that Stamp Duty, Service, and Remita charges apply

11. Minimum Number of Candidates

The minimum number of candidates to be registered by a school is 20 (twenty). Any school registering less than twenty candidates is deemed unviable and as such shall be required to pay an unviable center fee of Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N12,500.00) only, if they wish to write the examination in their school.

Procedure for the Registration of BECE Resit

The procedure for registration of BECE Resit is as follows:

  1. Log in to your school profile with your center number, username, and password
  2. Select Re-sit
  3. Select make payment
  4. Proceed to pay with any of the five payment options:
  • Card payment
  • Bank Branch
  • USSD
  • Internet Banking
  • Wallet

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