(a) A Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or G.C.E. "O" level with passes in 5 Subjects including English langauage, three of which must be at credit level at the same sitting or four credits at two sittings. Two of the credits must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer. credit/ Merit in Eglish and/ or Mathematics may be required in some courses.
(b) A Grade II Teacher's Certificate (TC II) with credit or merit in three subjects, gtwo of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer. Credit/Merit in English Language and/ or Mathematics may be a requirement in some courses.
(c) For candidates Wishing to offer courses in Vocational and Technical Education. R.S.A. or City and Guilds intermeditate certicate with the federal craft Intermediate Certificate with credit/merit in at least four subjects, are acceptable qulifaction.
(d) Associateship Certificate in Education awarded by approved institutions in Nigeria or abroad, is also acceptable qualification.
(e) Successful candidates in the pre-NCE final examinations who also take and succed in a selection examination organized by an accredited body would also be qualified for admission.
(f) All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enrolll for and write the selection examination organized by an acrredited body such as JAMB.
(g) It should be noted that some colleges may in addition to all the above, administer their own elimination tests and or interviews for some courses. this is legitimate.
In addition to the general admission requirements for the NCE, candidates wishing to major in Igbo must have a credit in the language at the SSCE/NECO or GCE "O" Level Candidates who have passed pre-NCE igbo Examinations may also be admitted.