NECO SSCE Timetable 2024/2025

Good news!!! The long awaited National Examinations Council (NECO) Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal Examinations timetable 2024 timetable has been released.

The examination is set to begin on June 19 and end on July 26, 2024.

Below is the timetable.


Download the PDF version here: Neco Timetable 


Neco Guidelines for Schools and Candidates

Schools and candidates should take note of the following:

  • Follow the time specified on the question paper if it differs from the official timetable.
  •  Verify the examination venues for Physical Education, Auto Mechanics, French, Music, and Arabic with NECO State Offices.
  •  When equipment is limited, practical exams for certain subjects may be conducted in multiple sets.
  • Ensure that candidates receive Visual Arts Paper IV at least one week prior to the examination date.
  • Distribute materials for Welding & Fabrication and Engineering Craft Practice no less than three weeks before the exam.
  • Provide materials for Dyeing and Bleaching, Photography, Painting and Decoration, Printing Craft Practice, and Leather Goods a minimum of two weeks before the exam.
  •  Note that Nigerian language exams will include a literature component.
  •  Allow an additional 30 minutes per subject for albino and blind candidates.
  •  Blind candidates are required to use the NECO-supplied OBR customized braille sheet.
  • Scientific calculators are allowed in the examination hall.
  •  Strictly prohibit the use of electronic communication devices during exams.
  • To receive a result in a subject, candidates must participate in the practical exams (Paper 1).

How to prepare adequately for the exams

Preparing adequately for exams involves a combination of strategic planning, consistent study habits, and effective self-care. Here are some comprehensive steps to ensure you are well-prepared:

1. Start on time: Give yourself adequate time to study and revise all of the subjects you will be sitting in the exam.

2. Study with past questions: Apart from studying with notes and textbooks, one great way of achieving success in the exams is studying with questions from the previous exams, as it will help you know what to expect and how the questions are set. You can get it from people who wrote the exam before you.

3. Effective Study Techniques/Schedules: Create a study plan that covers all of the subjects you need to cover, and assign adequate time to each subject depending on your capabilities.

4. Stay Consistent: Study regularly rather than cramming. Short, consistent study sessions are often more effective than long, infrequent ones. Also, regularly review what you have learned for retention.

5. Take Care of Yourself: Eat, exercise, and sleep well because the food you eat and how healthy you are affects how well your brain functions. Remember, health is wealth!

That’s all.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to drop it in the comment section.

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