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The shock you expressed when you discovered your date of birth is incorrect on your NECO result. This is enough to make anyone feel sad considering what is at stake.
At this early stage, you do not want to take anything for granted, and finding the solution seems to be the next move but the question is how do you proceed? Calm down champ! This is why we had to make our own investigation and fortunately, the date of birth on a NECO result can be changed.
1 What you should know about the change of name
All candidates should understand that there are rules guiding this process. No one will expect the National Examination Council (NECO) to change a questionable date of birth. What you can change will depend on the validity of your claim. For instance, when you mistakenly put down a month of birth as the day and vice versa, then this is an example of a date of birth that can be amended or corrected for you.
2 Is it possible to correct the date of birth on my NECO result?
Yes, candidates will be able to correct their date of birth. We were able to confirm through their official Twitter page and it is the same positive result for every student making such inquiries. Below is one of the replies to fellow students like you:
Thanks for reaching us, please kindly apply for correction of Change of Birth and visit the NECO State Office for Submission.
— National Examinations Council (NECO) (@Neconigeria) March 16, 2021
3 How to Change my Date of Birth on NECO Certificate.
The request for a change of birth can only be attended at any NECO State Office or the School you registered for the exam (school candidate). Simply go to the school you wrote the exam if you are a school candidate. They will help you apply. NECO GCE candidates (Private) can apply at the WAEC office in their location.
Go along with the application letter you are to submit, you should attach your Birth Certificate, National Identification Number (NIN), result printout, validation list, and proof of payment (RRR payment). After preparing all the necessary documents, you must submit them to the State Office. It is important that they should contain the correct date or birth that was not captured by the Council.