How To Get Back/Retrieve Lost NECO Certificate

Did you misplace your original NECO certificate? If yes, then you don’t need to panic at all. In this short post, i will show you how to get back/retrieve burnt, stolen or lost NECO certificate. I advise you to read this carefully, as i tide you over.

How to get back and retrieve lost NECO Certificate 2019/2020

Unlike WAEC, NECO have not publish any specific procedure for retrieving lost or burnt certificate. This is apparently why many people find it very difficult to get back their original NECO certificate when they unintentionally misplace it. Nevertheless, after making thorough research and questioning on this topic, i found out a tentative way you can use to recover a lost NECO certificate. That is what i will teach you today. But before then, you must note that the price for this is very expensive.

Also Read: How to get back/retrieve lost WAEC certificate.


It will cost N20,000 (Twenty thousand Naira) to recover a lost or stolen NECO certificate. This money will be paid in cash to WAEC in the accredited office where you will retrieve the lost certificate. It is also pertinent to note that this amount was not officially given by NECO. Though, most people have confirmed that N20,000 was the money they paid to retrieve their lost NECO certificate.

Retrieve lost NECO certificate


To recover your lost NECO result, follow the steps below:

  • Go to the school where you took your NECO examination and demand for your result transcript.
  • Reprint your NECO grades from NECO website.
  • Get a police extract from any police station around you.
  • Get other important information like your examination number, centre number, date of birth etc.
  • In some cases, you may also need to provide an affidavit from the court.
  • Proceed to any NECO office near you, and tell them that you lost your original NECO certificate.
  • Pay your money for the certificate and you will be told the date to come back and get your new NECO certificate.

Note that you can get an “Attestation of result” from NECO if you can’t provide all the essential document to recover the original NECO certificate. An attestation of result can be used in place of the original NECO certificate.

More so, if for any reason, you were unable to get back/retrieve your NECO certificate from NECO office, you will be told what next to do there.

Must Read:
See price for 2019/2020 NECO examination.
Top secrets to prepare and pass WAEC examination excellently.

Latest NECO News and Updates 2019/2020.

Trust me, this will help you to recover your lost NECO certificate. Just follow the steps above, and it will work for you effectively. Meanwhile, if you still have any question on how to get back/retrieve lost NECO certificate, do well to ask me using the comment section.

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Samuel Edeh is a professional and ardent blogger. He is a law student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). Samuel is sole bent on disseminating authentic education news to every part of the world.

One thought on “How To Get Back/Retrieve Lost NECO Certificate

  • March 7, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Please I lost my neco gce examination number, please how can I retrieve it back


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