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Can NECO Results Be Used To Study Abroad? (2024 Guide)

Can NECO results be used to study abroad, and what universities will accept them in 2024?

Considering the unemployment, insecurity, and inflation, it is nothing new that everyone wants to leave Nigeria. Students are not left out, and some want to further their education in countries outside Nigeria.

Today, you will find out if the National Examination Council result can be used to study abroad.

Can NECO Result Be Used To Study Abroad?

You can use your NECO result to study outside Nigeria without problems. However, not all Universities or higher educational institutions accept it.

You need to consider using your WAEC result (if you have a good one) as it is preferred and recognized by most universities abroad. The grades matter a lot. Someone with an excellent NECO result may be admitted instead of someone with a poor WAEC result.

Once you have your good WAEC or NECO result, there is no need for IELTS. You will be asked to submit other documents/certificates, your school transcript, and a valid NECO/WAEC result to confirm your grades.

Can I Use NECO To Study in Ghana?

A few years ago, Nigerian students could not apply to the University of Ghana with NECO results as it was not accepted.

But recently, the case has changed. You can now use any or both of your WAEC and NECO results to apply to some Universities in Ghana.

Although you need at least six credit passes [compared to the five accepted in Nigerian institutions] to gain admission, those six subjects must contain compulsory subjects. Other Ghanian universities include:

  1. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  2. University of Cape Coast
  3. Ashesi University
  4. Valley View University
  5. University of Education, Winneba

Is NECO Result Accepted in Canada?

Yes and no because this highly depends on the institution you are applying to. For example, Brandon University in Canada accepts  NECO results from Nigerians, while the University of Manitoba does not.

Check the admission requirements before applying to any schools in Canada. Other Canadian colleges that accept it include:

  • The University of Winnipeg
  • Royal Roads University.
  • The University of Regina

Can You Use NECO Result To Study in the UK?

Yes, you can use your NECO result to study in the United Kingdom if accepted. Some of the universities in the UK that accept NECO for admission in 2024 are:

  • Plymouth University.
  • Kent University.
  • Manchester University.
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Salford Manchester
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of West London
  • University of Birmingham
  • Sheffield University, etc.

You can check out their additional requirements, tuition fees, acceptance rates, etc. Share this article with your friend who wants to leave Nigeria to study abroad.

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