Is NECO Result Accepted Outside Nigeria? Countries that Use NECO Abroad

Is NECO result accepted outside Nigeria? 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 institutions that are not in Nigeria. Well, if you actually want an answer to that question, then you are in the right place. I enjoin you to read this work carefully, because you are going to learn even more about NECO results.

The National Examination Council (NECO), is a national certification 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 Nigerians since there was the West African Examination Council (WAEC) which is given more recognition outside Nigeria. Today, many students prefer taking WAEC examinations to NECO.

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 always be used for gaining admission into institutions outside Nigeria.

Is NECO Result Accepted Outside Nigeria
Is NECO Result Accepted Outside Nigeria

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Is NECO Result accepted outside Nigeria?

The answer is Yes! The result or certificate of the National Examination Council (NECO) can be used to gain admission into institutions abroad. However, this is not always the case because some institutions does not accept it yet. Take for instance, if you want to use your NECO result to study in schools like Harvard, University of London etc, it will be probably impossible to use NECO result. The reason is because, those institutions are top tier international schools.

Consequently, they most probably won’t accept a national or local examination certificate. Most schools would rather accept WAEC because it is the most officially recognized examination body in Africa today.

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 more useful in Nigeria.

List of Countries that Accept NECO Certificate

Below are some of the African and European countries that has been confirmed to accept NECO examination:

United States

United Kingdom






Poland and more.

Above all, it should be noted that what you want to use the result for may also restrict you from using it. Generally, if you intend to use NECO result for scholarship or school admission anywhere, it will be accepted.

But there may be exceptions when you intend to use it for other things. For example, when the requirements for whatever you use it for strictly provides that it must be WAEC or other internationally recognized certificate that will be accepted. In that case, you NECO result may not be accepted.

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Recommendation: If you only have a NECO result and you really want to know whether it will be accepted for whatever purpose you want to use it, i personally recommend that you should make enquiries from the institution, or better still, ask those who has tried using NECO result for the same purpose.

Doing this will help you to know whether your own case will be different or not. If you can’t make proper entries and you also can find anyone to ask about it, i advice you to quickly use the comment section below this post to tell me where and what you want to use your NECO result for. If I have much details about it, I will give you a reply or make enquiries myself.

Is NECO Result Accepted abroad
Is NECO Result Accepted abroad

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 not strictly for Nigeria alone. Thus, it can also be used for gaining admission into some institutions outside Nigeria. Hope this answers your question, thank you.

This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Adegbami adedayo

    Pls it not possible for me to get my photo again pls how can I still get my origins weac GCE result pls

  2. Amakai Jerome

    Can i use my waec and neco to study in London. Law

  3. Rafiat zurakat

    I would like to know if I can use neco result to gain admission for A levels in UK.

  4. HAMZA

    I have neco result, can I get admission in the USA or Canada?

  5. Ayeobasan abiodun

    So does it means that I can use my neck result in some institutions outside which definitely means my neck result is not useless

  6. Kalistus

    Can I use my neco result to gain admission into north Cyprus?

  7. Toyin

    Pls can I use my neco result to apply school outside Nigeria

  8. Kamal

    Is KNUST & UNIVERSITY OF GHANA accepting neco please

  9. Omah Emmanuel

    Can I use my neco result to study in turkey

  10. Zee

    Yes. Original certificate though

  11. Chidinma

    Please is it possible for me to use Neco results into the university of Ghana

  12. Murphy

    Is it possible to combine two waec results to study overseas?

  13. Eze ugochi

    Pls can o use neco result to gain admission for my masters in USA?

  14. Eze ugichi

    Pls can I use my neco result to gain admission for my masters in USA?


    Can I apply for school in Australia with my Neco it yes,which of the schools accepts it in Western Australia,Perth to be precise ?

  16. fadlu

    i want to study in an australian college or university,i have only NECO certificate i would like to know if it is acceptable thank you

  17. Ukeje Ozioma

    Can I use my neco result to study in cainada or Uk?

  18. Musa Waba Waida

    Can i use My NECO Result to apply for Masters in Australia

  19. Adeagbo Taiwo

    Please can I use my neco result to study in uk

  20. Mercyy

    Hi please is it possible to gain admission with only neco without jamb into national open university of Nigeria

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