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How To Get Back/Retrieve Lost NECO Certificate

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Have you lost your NECO Certificate and looking for how to get back the lost NECO Certificate?

The truth here is there are thousands of students out there; searching through the web to know the steps they can take to also recover their lost NECO result/certificate. So, you are not alone and that is the main reason I put up this article to answer all questions as regards retrieving your lost NECO Certificate.



Therefore, If you lost your NECO result or NECO certificate, and you want to know the steps to get it back, this tutorial will of no doubt guide you.

Also Read: How Much Is NECO Token? See how to purchase NECO token

First, it is important to note that NECO will not give you the original Certificate when you misplaced the first original copy given to you. In other words, what you will given is the statement of result. Although it’s not something very different from the original NECO Certificate you were first given the sweet part is that it’s well recognized just as the usual NECO Result/Certificate and accepted by all Universities.

Another thing you should note is that, Although NECO has not officially launched the process for recovering lost NECO results/certificates. Thus, the guides I am going to show you here were not actually officially certified by the National Examination Commission (NECO). However, this information was gotten from students and people who have been able to recover their lost NECO Result/Certificate including me. So when I say this, I can proudly tell you once you follow my steps in this article, then you will get your NECO Certificate back easily.

How Much Will It Cost to Retrieve Lost NECO Certificate?

It will cost you about N20,000 to recover your lost NECO result/certificate in any nearest WAEC office. It is important this money be paid before they will give you a date to come back and collect the result which may take up to 3 – 6 Months or less.

Requirements for Recovering Lost NECO Certificate

Before I proceed to the steps for recovering lost NECO result/certificate, here are some important requirements for retrieving your result:

  1. A print out of your NECO grades online through NECO website. To print this, you need your NECO registration number.
  2. A police extract from any police station in Nigeria.
  3. Affidavit for collection of attestation of result. 
  4. Your recent passport photographs (At least 5).
  5. N20,000 to be paid for retrieving the certificate.
  6. Your birth certificate/certificate of birth.

How TO Recover Lost NECO Result

Follow the steps below to recover your lost NECO results/certificate:

  • First, your have to reprint your NECO grades using your NECO registration number. Use the link below:
  • Next, go any police station in your area and request for a police transcript. You may be asked to pay for it. So please go with some money.
  • Get an affidavit from any high Court in Nigeria and proceed to the NECO office to the school where you took your NECO examination.
  • When you get to the NECO office, tell any of the officers there that you lost your NECO certificate and you want to retrieve it or get an Attestation of Result.
  • Now, you will be asked to provide all the requirements i have already mentioned. Do that and make sure they disclose to you the time for collection of the certificate.

That is simply how you can retrieve your lost NECO certificate without any problem.

What Is The Difference Between NECO Original Result And NECO Attestation Of Result? 

Basically there is no much difference between the two. The only difference is in the title of the two documents. While NECO certificate is titled “NECO certificate“, the attestation of result is titled differently.

More so, as regards whether “NECO attestation of result” can do everything the original result can do, the answer is Yes. NECO attestation of result can be used to do everything the original can do. So don’t panic. You don’t have any problem.

Yeah! This is all i know about retrieving lost NECO result/certificate for now. I enjoin to follow this tutorial step by step and you will be able to get back your NECO certificate as well. If have any problem at any point, don’t hesitate to contact me or send your questions through the comment section.

More so, if you followed these steps and you were able to recover your lost NECO result, kindly comment below so that others can follow the steps you followed.

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