How To Recover Lost NECO Result/Certificate 2024

“I lost my NECO result, how can i get it back?” This is the exact email i received from a student today. I know there are thousands of students out there; searching through the internet to know how they can also recover lost NECO result/certificate and that is why i decided to make my answer to this question known to everyone. So, if you lost your NECO result or NECO certificate, and you don’t know the steps to get it back, this tutorial will guide you.

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how to recover lost NECO result/certificate

First, it is important to note that NECO has not officially released the step by steps process for recovering lost NECO result/certificate. Thus, the steps i am going to show you here were not certified by the National Examination Commission. However, after speaking with some students who were able to recover their lost NECO certificate, i believe you can also recover your lost NECO result/certificate if you follow the steps herein.

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It is pertinent to note that NECO will not give you the same original certificate when you misplace the original copy. Apparently, what you will be abe to get back is a statement of result. But don’t panic. The original copy of your NECO result/certificate are not too different. In fact, they are both acceptable in every Nigerian university.

How much will it cost to recover lost NECO certificate?

To receive your lost NECO result/certificate you will be asked to pay about N20,000 in WAEC office. This money must be paid before they will give you a date to come back and collect the result. There is no actual time for the result to be out. However, many students have claimed that it takes up to 3 – 6 Months.

Requirements for recovering lost NECO certificate

Before highlighting the steps for recovering lost NECO result/certificate, here are some of the requirements for retrieving your result:

  1. A print out of your NECO grades online through NECO website. To print this, you need your NECO registration number.
  2. A police extract from any police station in Nigeria.
  3. Affidavit for collection of attestation of result. 
  4. Your recent passport photographs (At least 5).
  5. N20,000 to be paid for retrieving the certificate.
  6. Your birth certificate/certificate of birth.

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How to recover lost NECO result

Follow the steps below to recover your lost NECO results/certificate:

  • First, your have to reprint your NECO grades using your NECO registration number. Use the link below:
  • Next, go any police station in your area and request for a police transcript. You may be asked to pay for it. So please go with some money.
  • Get an affidavit from any high Court in Nigeria and proceed to the NECO office to the school where you took your NECO examination.
  • When you get to the NECO office, tell any of the officers there that you lost your NECO certificate and you want to retrieve it or get an Attestation of Result.
  • Now, you will be asked to provide all the requirements i have already mentioned. Do that and make sure they disclose to you the time for collection of the certificate.

That is simply how you can retrieve your lost NECO certificate without any problem.

What is the difference between NECO origin result and NECO attestation of result? 

Basically there is no much difference between the two. The only difference is in the title of the two documents. While NECO certificate is titled “NECO certificate“, the attestation of result is titled differently.

More so, as regards whether “NECO attestation of result” can do everything the original result can do, the answer is Yes. NECO attestation of result can be used to do everything the original can do. So don’t panic. You don’t have any problem.


Yeah! This is all i know about retrieving lost NECO result/certificate for now. I enjoin to follow this tutorial step by step and you will be able to get back your NECO certificate as well. If have any problem at any point, don’t hesitate to contact me or send your questions through the comment section.

More so, if you followed these steps and you were able to recover your lost NECO result, kindly comment below so that others can follow the steps you followed.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Solomon Nwankwo

    I want to know why NECO collec
    t back their result print out from a school
    after release of equivalent certificate. WAEC does not do so. If one misplace his certificate or a security agency wants to know if one sat for the exam in the School in question what happens.

  2. Ojo samuel ayomide

    How can I check my neco results because af lost my seria number

  3. Abdul

    I went to NECO office yesterday with all the said Documents, but I was told that they can issue anything for me. That those document will back up the photocopy of the original or the internet printout. That unless if school or organization insist attestation from Neco. So I was told that there is a form I will fill at Neco office that will carry the address of where i want the attestation to go. That I will generate a remita for such process but I was not told the exact amount

  4. Ola

    So what did you do after that?

  5. Dinma

    So what did you after that?

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