You may be perplexed as to whether NECO June/July will coincide with this year’s admission. This is because most applicants are aware that WAEC will suffice, but they cannot say the same for NECO.
READ ALSO: CHM 101 CBT FULL EXAM MODE (TYPE A)
To be honest, the answer to that question is YES – it can. However, it is possible that it will not. Let’s take a closer look.
I recently responded to a similar question about whether WAEC GCE or NECO GCE results will be released before schools begin their admissions process this year. Please take a moment to read my response.
Continue reading to the end of this post to see my YES and NO positions on this.
The answer is YES because, under normal circumstances, all schools must wait for WAEC and NECO results before beginning or closing their admission application. In fact, some will wait for the results of the two tests before selling the form at all.
According to past experience, 90% of our universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education will not begin selling post-UTMEs or admission screening forms until both NECO and WAEC results are released.
And if a school sells the form before the results are released, they allow the sales to remain open until the results are finally released. Some schools will give applicants more time to update their O’level results after the NECO results are released.
Typically, only a few schools rush the sale of their post-UTME forms. These may include Kwara State University (KWASU), the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), the Nigerian Police Academy (NPA), and a number of private universities such as BOWEN, Covenant University, Backcock, and others. Most federal and state-owned schools are required to accept both WAEC and NECO internal results for admission each year.
Why NO – NECO Results May Not Up With Admission
As stated above, if you’re chasing any of the above schools, private universities whose post UTME forms may be too early to come out, and a few military universities in Nigeria, it’s possible NECO results may not meet up.
More so, if you’re proposing to use NECO GCE results for this year’s admission instead, you may eventually be out of luck for some institutions
Particularly for the 2020 NECO, where a few students were absent due to the EndSARS protest. As a result, the exams body chose February 2021 as the date for the Maku-up papers. As a result, the release of the results (for a few candidates) may be delayed, forcing most schools to close the admission forms before the final release that month or a few days later.
In general, all exam bodies are modifying the system. You are not required to wait three months before seeing your results again. They want their candidates to participate in the yearly admissions process. As a result, results are usually available within two months of the exams. NECO results will be released 43 days after the last paper, whereas WAEC is now consistent with 45/50 days.
As a result, you can begin counting your days from the last time you wore your school uniform.
If the 43 days are favorable, you will know when your prospective schools begin selling admission/post-UTME forms.
Conclusion I am confident that you will be able to use this year’s NECO results to gain admission to the majority of federal and state-owned universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education.
However, if you’re dealing with private schools, especially NDAs, it might not work. You can inquire with your private school’s admissions office about their policy on using pending NECO results for admission.