NECO Registration Form 2022 SSCE Internal Guidelines and Instructions

NECO Registration Form 2022 SSCE Internal Guidelines and Instructions

National Examination Council (NECO) has published the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) internal registration guidelines and instructions. See more details on how to obtain the NECO Registration Form 2022 below.

NECO Registration Form

The Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal is the examination conducted for candidates in their final year of Senior Secondary School.

76 subjects are usually examined in the SSCE Internal, which are categorized as follows:

  1. Compulsory Cross-Cutting Core Subjects
  2. Science and Mathematics
  3. Technology
  4. Humanities
  5. Business Studies and;
  6. Trade/Entrepreneurship.

NOTE: All candidates must offer the 4 cross-cutting compulsory subjects. Candidates are to offer 3-4 subjects from their area of specialization and 1 elective outside their field of specialization provided the total number of subjects is not more than nine (9). The minimum number of subjects is eight (8)

NECO SSCE Internal Registration Guidelines and Instructions

Find below the comprehensive procedure and guidelines for the 2022 SSCE Internal registration. You are requested to painstakingly read through, understand and comply with the requirements therein. Do not hesitate to ask questions or seek for 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 Senior Secondary School i.e. (SSS3) are eligible for registration. For the avoidance of doubt, the 2022 SSCE Internal is meant for only school-based candidates in Nigeria and overseas. It is not meant for private candidates. Principals/Commandants of schools and States Ministries of Education should endeavor to enforce the eligibility condition.


The 2022 SSCE (I) registration will be both OFFLINE and ONLINE.


Schools are to install the 2022 SSCE Internal offline application by downloading from the Council’s website: 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.


Biometric data capturing is a process by which candidates’ fingerprints (10 fingers) are captured during offline registration. The Biometric application can be downloaded from the Council’s website or through the SSCE Internal Dashboard. It is a vital part of the offline registration because without it, candidates’ data cannot be uploaded online. FUTRONIC (FS80H) should be used for the data capturing. Schools are to ensure that candidates crosscheck their data (Name, Picture, Date of Birth, Sex, Subjects, etc.) on the preview page during the biometric capturing and can go back to the Offline application to correct any error detected by the candidate(s).

The Council should be notified of any physically challenged candidate(s) whose fingerprints cannot be captured during offline registration process.

Schools should NOTE that:

  • Duplication of registration will not be entertained since no two biometric data are the same.
  • No person(s)/candidate(s) should be allowed to capture their fingerprints on behalf of the rightful candidate(s) as any candidate whose biometric data does not match the data uploaded during verification exercise will be deemed to be impersonating.


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.


Upon completion of the offline registration, schools are to print the offline photocards of all the candidates from the offline application and issue 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. Where 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 person doing the registration to enter all corrections in the offline application. NOTE THAT ALL CORRECTIONS MUST BE DONE OFFLINE AND DUPLICATION OF REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED. The Council is not liable for any registration errors committed by schools during registration and will only entertain non-validation after schools have uploaded their entries online upon payment of fine.