Easiest Way to Get Transcripts From Nigerian Universities

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In 2014, I wrote about ways Nigerian universities can make transcript issuance speedier and more effective. I’d read somewhere that some Nigerians abroad have had to travel back to Nigeria just to obtain their university transcripts. Around the same time, I also had transcript issues with my alma mater.

I suggested institutions digitizing students’ academic records, having application requirements on their websites, and making it possible for students and alumni to apply for their transcripts online from the comfort of their homes.

In the comments section for that post, other people expressed their frustrations and  experiences trying to obtain transcripts from Nigeria universities.

I’m doing this update because recently I have had two Nigerian friends tell me how the perceived stress of getting transcripts from Nigeria is discouraging them from furthering their studies or landing their dream job.

From my research as of July 2017, University of Nigeria Nsukka independently maintains its own i-transcript system. The school charges N15,000 to deliver transcripts within Nigeria and N35,000 to deliver outside Nigeria. UNN alumni can make their applications for transcript online  through this link.

For alumni of institutions that do not allow them to apply for transcripts online on the school’s website, EXT-NG Nigeria is a good alternative. EXT-NG has partnered with many schools to make online application for transcripts possible.

Good news is that EXT-NG also offers online application services for people whose institutions are not partners.

I used EXT-NG services in 2016 to obtain my transcript from Madonna Univeristy, Nigeria and I was very happy with their services and the result. No stories. I just paid them and waited for my school to send my transcript.

Given the difficulty and cost of traveling down to one’s former institution, bribing school clerks and registrars’ secretaries (you may have to buy them malt and pay “signing fees” besides the official fees, especially for public institutions) to do their work, and making more multiple trips to follow up, then EXT-NG is well worth it. And the price, in  my opinion, is very reasonable as it includes the institution’s fees, EXT-NG’s own fees for sending someone to the school (for institutions that insist applications must be made manually at the school), and the cost for delivering to the recipient school.

Before using the service, EXT-NG allows you to input information about the sending and receiving institution so you know if that’s what you can afford. The system gives you the price right away before you put in your personal information. For example, sending transcript from Abia State University Uturu to University of Johannesburg South Africa will set you back N53, 510.00 (all fees and charges included).

I commend Nigerian entrepreneurs like EXT-NG who are helping provide Nigerians efficient services where the government and its institutions failed.

Tell us your experience obtaining transcripts from Nigerian universities.

If you landed on this page because you are trying to obtain your transcript from a Nigerian university, I wish you the best of luck and wish you success in your career and academic pursuits. Ciao!

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Apply for Transcript from University of Nigeria, Nsukka

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If you graduated from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, you are among the privileged few Nigerian graduates who can apply for their transcripts online. You don’t have to incur travel expenses traveling to Enugu or spend your hard-earned money on unofficial fees ‘settling’ university staff to get them to do their jobs.

Fees
UNN charges N15,000 to deliver transcripts within Nigeria, and N35,000 for international deliveries. That may sound like a lot but if you consider that you won’t expend money traveling to Enugu, missing work, etc, you will see that it is well worth it. You can use verve, visa, or master card to apply. The portal accepts payment only in naira at this time. If you are outside Nigeria, you will have to get someone in Nigeria to use their debit card to complete the transaction.

How to apply
To apply, click here. You will need to enter your matriculation number and other identifying information. You can apply for multiple transcripts at a time. Enter the name you used when you were in school. If you are a woman and you have married since graduating from UNN, use your maiden name as UNN does not know you by your marital name.

Student Copies
As at the time I wrote this post, the online application has no provision for student copies. However, UNN says you can apply online to have the official copy sent to you. Again, UNN alums are lucky the school doesn’t mind delivering the official copies to them. Many other schools insist alums come to them each time they need a transcript so they can deliver directly to the requesting institution.

Caveat
Delivered transcripts are NON-RETURNABLE. Successful transcript orders cannot be cancelled. Successful payments cannot be reversed.

Successful orders are packaged and delivered to the address specified by an alum while placing the order. An alum is responsible and liable for any error in the specified delivery address and would have to pay any additional expense in getting the package re-delivered to an appropriate location.

Standard shipping ETAs (estimated time of arrival) apply to all orders and vary pending on the selected courier agent.

UNN promises to do everything it can to ensure its alumni have a positive experience in acquiring their transcripts.