National examination council (NECO) was established in April 1999 by military administration of Abudulsalami Abubakar. By mandate, the examination body was to replace National Board for educational measurement which was established in 1992 by military government of Ibrahim Babangida.
NECO was charged with responsibility to provide alternative for the conduct of Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) which at that time was exclusively reserved for west African Examination Council (WAEC).
By the year 2000, NECO conducted its first SSCE examination. The establishment and creation of NECO was not without criticisms.
Some Nigerians welcomed its creation as providing candidates with alternative. Other Nigerians questioned its legality and ability to conduct examinations with both national and international acceptability.
Apart from conduct of SSCE examination, NECO also conducts national common entrance examination which is used for entrance into federal unity schools.
Today it is no doubt that the story of NECO in relation to its mandate and duties has been a successful one. NECO has been able to conduct examinations of international standard and acceptable worldwide.
SSCE results of NECO is acceptable in all Nigeria tertiary institutions and serve as alternate to WAEC.Also in employment process, NECO is accepted in Nigeria and beyond as an o’ level result.
NECO examination comes up not more than 3 weeks after the end of WAEC examination usually between June and July annually.
Its wide acceptability by both candidates, universities and employers of labour is a testament of its credibility and meeting up to international best practices.
As a holder of NECO certificate, circumstances such as result verification, obtaining result transcript among other things might warrant a need to visit to NECO office even after many years of taking the examination.
The above situation makes this article imperative. In this write up we will be listing the locations and addresses of all NECO offices nationwide.
We will provide these addresses according to geo political zones.
Location & Addresses Of All NECO Offices In Nigeria
Km 8, bida road
Niger state, Nigeria.
South West States Offices
20 coker road ilupeju,No. 01-4976366 and 01-8044533
Ikere road, ajegbamidele quarters ado Ekiti
Along idiape iwo road,Ibadan.No. 02-8106665
NRC Defunct secretariat, gbongan road,
Quarter 115 Adekunle Ajasin Road, P.M.B. 736, Akure 034-244182.
Opposite Opic, Main Secretariate, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokutta 039-245738 08033370404
South South States Offices
Behind Oshimili South L.G.A Secretariat Asaba 08037109608
67B Greek Road Portharcourt 084-485918 08033045157
19 Uguayugbo Street, off Akeuzue Street, Benin City 08023324914
Cross River State
4 Eyo Aikpo Street, off IBB Way Calabar
Akwa Ibom State
No. 131 Udo Umana Street, Uyo
Block 2 Flat 4, Road Safety Road, Yenagoa e.mail: ebiogbodi @ yahoo. com
North Central States Offices
New Otukpo Road, Lawani Ochagwu Street 044-532276
Defunct S.D.P. Secretariat, behind Building Materials Market, Jos
C/O ADC Building, Sango, Old Jebba Road, Ilorin 031-226225
Off-Hassan Usman Way by Kogis State Secretariat, Lokoja
Along Jos Road, Near Immigration Office, Opposite G.S.S. Bukkan sidi
717 Ukato District by Arab Contractors, Abuja 09-6704969
Old Secretariat, Minna 066-223608
North East States Offices
Ibrahim Kashim Way Ministry of Education Yola (ERC) 075-627181
Railway Road, Bauchi Zonal Office 077-540833
No.2 Shehu Laminu way, Maiduguri
C/O Govt. Arabic College Premises, Gombe 072-222965
Opposite Civil Service Union Secretariat Magami, Jalingo
Phase I State Secretariat, Abba Ibrahim Way, Damaturu
North West States Offices
Along Daura Road, Kazaure
Dandogoro Along Kano Road
Runfan College Premises, Along B.U.K Road
Block 14, 2nd floor Shehu Kangiwa Secretariat, Sokoto 060-238955
Haliru Abdu Old Secretariat Birnin Kebbi 068-322217
J.B. Yakubu Secretariat Complex 063-20035
No. 1 Ali Akilu Road, Kaduna
South East States Offices
NECO Office 86 Aba road, Umuahia
Plot P/9A Executive Business District
Layout Awka, behind Ken dike library
No 6 Umezurike Street, behind NEPA Headquarters, off Royce Road, Owerri 083-230040
Women Affairs Complex, 5 FSP Avenue Industrial Layout Enugu 042-457734
Block 2, Former Abakaliki Hotels, No.1 Onwe Road, GRA Abakaliki
Location Of NECO Zonal Offices In Nigeria
NECO has 6 zonal offices situated in the six geo political zones of the country. These zonal offices take direct charge and oversees the states offices under its zone.
South West Zonal Office
Qtr 1007, Adenihun Crescent,
Agodi G.R.A Ikolaba,
Ibadan, Oyo State.
South South Zonal Office
Alfa Close, G.R.A Phase 3,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
South East Zonal Office
16, Iyienu Street,
After Agric Bank Junction,
Enugu, Enugu State.
North East Zonal Office
19, Old Jos road,
G.R.A, Bauchi, Bauchi State.
North Central Zonal Office
Education Resource Centre,
along permanent site
University of Ilorin,
Ilorin, Kwara State.
North West Zonal Office
57, General Magashi Road,
Off Lamido Terrace,
Kano, Kano State.
National Examination Council being a very young educational parastatal, some of its state offices are attached to states federal government Secretariat.
However, some states NECO offices has been completed and with full activities in the permanent site already going on smoothly.