Letter of Attestation for University Admission in Nigeria

Last updated on May 31, 2021 by The Counselor

Many students who had been offered provisional admission into universities in Nigeria are required to submit a letter of attestation to complete their university admission along with other documents. There are many reasons institutions such as the university will require you submit a letter of attestation before you can be given admission into the university

One of such reasons is for a reliable person to attest that you are of a good character and confirming that you do not have a criminal record or convictions related to sexual abuse or violent crime that may disrupt university activities.

Hence, A letter of attestation for university admission in Nigeria is a letter that is written or signed to confirm a statement, action or behaviour. In other words, vouching for the future good conduct for the person in question. The writer is certifying (attesting) that they personally witnessed or know something to be true.

Before I show you the sample letter, let me quickly list out the individuals who can write university attestation letter for you.

Who can write Letter of Attestation for University Admission?

  • Landlords
  • Street Chairman
  • Community heads
  • Lawyer
  • Your spiritual leader
  • Military personnel
  • Corporate bodies
  • Academic guardian


How to write Letter of Attestation for University Admission

Letter of attestation for university admission in Nigeria is easy to write. While some universities may have a different approach to it such as who to address the letter to, most universities would usually tell you to address the letter of attestation to the school registrar.

If the attestor does not have letter headed paper, you should not worry. Just go ahead and follow the procedure stated here. Your address goes to the left while the school registrar goes to the right as seen below. Include the mobile number of your attestor for the validity of the attestation letter.

5B, Seye Ogunlewe Street

Igbogbo, Ikorodu

Lagos State

16th May 2020.


The Registrar,

Delta State University, Abraka

Delta University


Letter of Attestation

I, Mrs Blessing Dominate, owns the apartment where Enebeli Rebeca and her family lives in. For 4 years while living in my apartment, Rebeca has been a good girl and supportive of her parent. Getting admission to study Medical Laboratory Science is a dream come through for her because I know personally that she has a great interest in Medicine.

She is ready to learn and willing to accept responsibilities from constituted authority and I can also attest that she is physically and mentally fit to undergo the Medical Laboratory Science degree programme.


Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Blessing Dominate

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