2022 NECO BECE Registration Form Guidelines and Instructions

2022 NECO BECE Registration Form Guidelines and Instructions

National Examinations Council (NECO) is now selling the applications forms for the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). See how to obtain 2022 NECO BECE Registration Form below.

NECO BECE Registration Form

Online registration for the National Examinations Council (NECO) Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for the final year of Junior Secondary School (JSS 3) – often referred to as Junior WAEC – has commenced.


The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is the examination conducted for candidates in their final year of Junior Secondary School. It is used for transition from JSS 3 of the basic education class to the senior secondary school.

While each state of the federation and the FCT conduct the BECE for their candidates, NECO conducts for Federal Unity Colleges and other allied institutions.

Interested private secondary schools also take the examination, provided they are permitted by their States Ministries of Education. BECE certificate replaces the primary school certificate as the first school leaving certificate.

Eighteen subjects are administered at the BECE level. A candidate is to register for a minimum of nine subjects and a maximum of ten subjects.

The BECE grading system is as follows:

A – Distinction
B – Upper Credit
C – Lower Credit
P – Pass
F – Fail

NECO Registration Instructions and Guidelines

Find below the comprehensive procedure and guidelines for the 2022 BECE registration. You are requested to painstakingly read through, understand and comply with the requirements therein. Do not hesitate to ask questions or seek for an explanation on any aspect of the registration procedure which you may not have clearly understood. Please note that you are expected to read and clearly understand this registration procedure and guidelines before embarking on the registration exercise.


Principals/Commandants of Schools are hereby informed that only candidates in their final year of Junior Secondary School i.e. (JSS3) are eligible for registration. For the avoidance of doubt, the 2022 NECO BECE is meant for only school-based candidates in Nigeria and overseas. Principals/Commandants of schools and State Ministries of Education should endeavour to enforce the eligibility condition.


The 2022 BECE registration will be both OFFLINE and ONLINE.


Schools are to install the 2022 BECE offline application by downloading from the Council’s website: www.neco.gov.ng. The user manual on the step-by-step offline and online registration procedure can also be downloaded from the Council’s website. Schools are to make all entries of their candidates’ bio-data offline and intermittently synchronize online to avoid loss of data. Ensure that all prospective Candidates are registered offline, such that as they pay, they could be uploaded online progressively. Please note that a candidate is only registered if his/her offline entries are uploaded online to obtain a registration number. Online upload is only possible upon payment of registration fees.


Visually impaired candidates are to be registered like everyone. However, the nature of their disability is to be indicated correctly when making entry of their bio-data in the offline application during registration. Visually impaired candidates are of two categories:

  1. Low Vision
  2. Complete Blindness


After successful offline registration, schools are to do the offline bio-data validation before uploading registration data online. Candidates are 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 REGISTRATION ERRORS. ALL REGISTRATION ERRORS MUST BE CORRECTED DURING THE VALIDATION PROCESS BEFORE UPLOADING THE REGISTRATION ONLINE.