How to Get Secondary or High School Transcript in Nigeria

A secondary school or high school transcript is an official document that contains the compilation of your secondary school results.

The WAEC or NECO result cannot serve as your secondary school transcript. It is different from the SSCE O’level certificate.

Universities and Colleges abroad like the USA, Canada, UK, Russia, Norway, Germany, etc., require your secondary school or high school transcript as part of the admission requirements.

Secondary schools in Nigeria give secondary school transcripts to students who want to study abroad or for other purposes.

It will take you less than one (1) week to get the secondary school transcript.

This post is about the procedures to get your secondary school or high school transcript in Nigeria.

Let me know in the comment section if you have questions or need further clarifications. I would love to hear from you.

Secondary Transcript in Nigeria

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A secondary transcript in Nigeria is an academic document containing a compilation of your results from Junior Secondary School to Senior Secondary School (JSS1-SSS3).

Students who attended two different secondary schools would need to get the document from the two separate schools.

How to Get Secondary School Transcript in Nigeria

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The following are the procedures to get your secondary school transcript in Nigeria;

  1. Go to your secondary school
  2. Request to see your secondary school principal
  3. Inform the principal you need your transcript
  4. Pay the transcript processing fee
  5. Get the date the transcript would be available
  6. Go back to the school to collect your transcript
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  1. I have requested for my transcript but the problem is how do my secondary school send it to my required universities, because I doubt of my school has an official email address to help me send my transcript.

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  2. Please sir I schooled totally in a different location from where I wrote my weac and the school I wrote in says they have never given transcript and they don’t give transcript please can I get from any other register school with a token without side effects

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  3. Pls I need help, my junior secondary school couldn’t find my results so they can’t give me transcript. My question is can my senior secondary school compile both jnr to snr school transcript for me or can I use only my snr school transcript for my admission application?

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  4. Pls if I’ll need to ask the school aboard in which am planning to apply for a school transcript waiver, when do I do it
    Should it be before I send all my application documents or when I am send all my application documents.

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  5. Please i need your help
    After my junior high school,
    Went ahead to attend another school for my senior high school.
    I did my waec in another school entirely….
    Now i don’t know where to collect my transcript from…..
    Im really confused cause of the name of the school on my waec result will be different from the school I did my secondary education…

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  6. First, am so happy to find this page cos it has given me sleepless nights finding answers to my questions.
    I attended a govt secondary sch from my jss1 to ss3 and wrote my waec but unfortunately I failed maths and English put passes with my remaining subjects as an art student with the name as Ekhator Uyi Vincent, but I moved to another sch to sit for the waec exam again but I passed my all my subject as a commercial student without writing literature with my name as Ekhator Vincent Uyi, so I want to ask which of the secondary sch transcript do I have to submit or it requires I submit from both schools? Now am applying for a course abroad that belongs to the art department which I didn’t pass very well but when I obtained my OND I tendered both waec results because I studied mass communication so it requires literature. So am quite confused if my commercial waec results can get me the course abroad or it doesn’t matter,?? So the other school where I got my waec results shows how my name is supposed to be arranged which was an error from my previous school because I only used only two names which was ekhator Uyi so it was mandatory to include the 3rd name which they didn’t fix. So I want to ask again if that won’t be an issue if using both schools transcript because of the rearrangement of names but I later after some few years swear an affidavit to it. Can I attached the two waec results to get the art course am applying for. Please I need you to give me a guide pls.
    uyivincent8@gmail.com

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    • Hello Vincent,

      I’m sorry I’m only giving you a reply now.

      Some schools abroad don’t need your WAEC result. You can use the transcripts from your Government school, including the transcripts from Jss1-SS2 and then submit the other 1 you got from the other school for SS3.

      For the mix-up in your name, you can write to the school explaining what happened.

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      • Alright, if I make use of my OND result, would there be need for a secondary school transcript? Since am submitting the transcript for my OND…..

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        • Hello Vincent,

          You can make use of your OND transcripts if you do not have secondary school transcripts.

          But you might need to write to the school telling them why you do not have your secondary school transcripts.

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          • I attended my secondary school to boys,, so l left the school in 2011 because of lack of money, and l dont take weac or naco there, so in 2020 I just go to girls secondary school and take my neco only, so now which school will I go now and get my high school transcript

          • Hello Emmanuel,

            You’ll get your transcript from both schools for the classes you attended in each.

  7. Hey
    Pls I wrote my Waec in a different school entirely and most of the sch that I went for in jss1-3 wasn’t a government approved sch and they don’t have transcripts
    So can I create a new transcript from the school that I wrote my Waec
    Please I need your answers

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    • Hello Njoku,

      If you can, I’ll recommend you get your transcript from the school where you wrote your WAEC. If not, you can proceed without it.

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      • Hello,
        I want to get my high school transcript, but I only attended ss1-2 in the school (2016,2017), then attended a tutorial to take the 2018 WAEC but failed one of my core subjects. I then took WAEC GCE in 2019.

        I was wondering if i can present my SS1-2 transcript and Waec GCE 2019 to colleges in the US I intend applying to.
        I also wanted to know if here would be an issue with having a WAEc year different from Graduation year

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        • Hello Emem,

          You can use the transcripts you were able to get.
          The difference might be a problem for some schools but you can write to them and explain what happened.

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  8. Those seeking for transcripts whose schools are no longer in existence should go to any secondary schools with a little token you will get it

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  9. Hello,
    1. Please, where is most of samples of secondary school transcripts I hv seen they all contain only 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th class. To my own understanding those classes are jss3, ss1, ss2 and ss3.
    2. My second Question is in our case (Nigeria), we normally hv 3 terms in a session.

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      • Please, I contacted my school director on secondary school transcripts he said has not done such before. I then Explained to him what is all about. I got some samples of transcripts online but those ones are not indicating jss 1 -ss3 but they only carried Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade11, Grade 12, how is our transcripts looks like, so that I can show to my School Director. That is can i get the sample of our Nigeria transcripts?

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        • Dear Ilyas,

          I apologize for the late response. I’ve been trying to get a copy of the transcript but it has proved unsuccessful.
          If you can get only the transcript SS3 class, you can use it.

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    • Please, I contacted my school director on secondary school transcripts he said has not done such before. I then Explained to him what is all about. I got some samples of transcripts online but those ones are not indicating jss 1 -ss3 but they only carried Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade11, Grade 12, how is our transcripts looks like, so that I can show to my School Director. That is can i get the sample of our Nigeria transcripts?

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  10. Hi good day Mister,
    I’m quite confused n lost here and I’ll really appreciate your help please
    So, I went through 3 different secondary schools due to my parents travel and work and presently I’m not within those schools (i.e) I’m outside those states but fortunately I just completed NCE and I have my results here. Can I use this NCE or rather process a transcript from this NCE and use it as my transcript for an undergraduate studies abroad?

    I really hope this gets to you on time
    Thanks in anticipation

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    • Goodness,

      A waiver happens when you cannot submit your secondary school transcript.

      The institution can offer you admission without the transcript certificate.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

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    • Goodness,

      A waiver happens when you cannot submit your secondary school transcript.

      The institution can offer you admission without the transcript certificate.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

      Reply
  11. Good day, i have two questions. Do i need the transcripts to get admitted into a nigeria university ? And can i use my waec results in place of the transcripts when applying for a university overseas ?

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    • Hello Goodness,

      1. Yes, the transcript is necessary, except you get a waiver.

      2. You cannot use your WAEC results in place of the Secondary Transcript.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

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  12. How true is it that I can get my transcript issued for me after the school can’t provide it. the guy is actually asking for $$

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  13. Hello,
    I went to my secondary school to collect my transcript, but it is only ss3 transcript they give. I asked them for my js3-ss3 thinking that was what I should collect. I discovered it’s supposed to be from js1-ss3 so I’m in the process of getting a new one. My school gives grades in both A-F and 1-100 so on the transcript my grades per trimester are in A-F and my cumulative grades per class are in 1-100. Would this be a problem in my admissions process?

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  14. Hi thanks for what you do, I graduated from my 2012 and attended a particular school from JS 1- SS2 I wrote my exam in SS3 in another school, going back to my first school to collect my transcript I found out the school no longer exists, I managed to get the principal number asking her for my secondary school transcripts but she said she can’t help me that I have to go bring all my results from JS1 to SS2 before she can do the transcripts and I don’t have those anymore, I really don’t know what to do, I am confused cos i need it for my application what do you think I should do sir? Would appreciate your response

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    • Hello Joy,

      First, I am sorry for your experience with getting your secondary school transcript.

      I see the problem is you cannot get your secondary school results to your principal.

      The next option is to send a message to the admission office of the school you are applying to study.

      Explain you are unable to get your secondary school transcript due to reasons beyond your control.

      I am hoping they will be able to provide a waiver for your transcript.

      In that case, you would submit your WAEC result in place of your secondary school transcript.

      You could also press forward to see if your former principal can help you with your transcript.

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  15. Greetings sir,
    I have a plan to travel abroad in the next few months, Canada precisely. I graduated from high school 2020 and the COVID and ASUU strike made me to still be in 100Level, we haven’t done any tests or exam not to talk of getting transcripts from my university. So my dad says if I get there, they will send me back to like SS2 in Canada. I don’t want to go back to high school. I’ve done my research and I see that’s not the right way. Now, I want to go get transcripts from my secondary school. But I need your advice sir. What can I do?

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  16. Hello sir… please I recently changed my name due to some issues I wanna know if that would affect me in any way… the name I used in my secondary school is different from the name I use now

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    • Hello Tovia,

      I hope you are having a great day.

      You will not have any challenges with your change of name.

      But you would be required to provide official documents authenticating your name change.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

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    • Hello Mr Gupa,

      I hope you are having a great day.

      It would still be the same method to get your transcript result.

      Visit your former school.

      Meet with the principal to request your transcript result.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

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  17. Hello good afternoon, please I’m in a delima now, I did my junior secondary school in a separate school and my SS1 and Ss2 in a separate school then my senior waec in a different school. My question now is, is it possible to submit the transcript of my Ss1 and 2 and then my waec from another school?

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    • Hello Angela,

      I hope you are having a great day.

      To answer your question, your WAEC result does not count as your transcript.

      You can get the transcript for your Junior Secondary school plus for your SS1 and SS2.

      That would do.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

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  18. Hello pls want can I do. I did my Jss1 to Ss3 in the same school.
    But did my waec and neco in another school(private) , so am asking can I still use the school transcript even though I did not do my ssce there, won’t it affect the online process sir.

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    • Hello Sunkanmi,

      It depends on which school would give you your transcript.

      Try out the Private school you took your WAEC and NECO exams if they can process the transcript for you.

      That would resolve your dilemma.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

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  19. Good day sir,

    Please, what is High School Transcript Grade.
    I am filling a form online and they asked for this apart from the transcript they already asked for.
    Thank you

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    • Hello,

      I hope you are having a great day.

      The High School transcript grade is the cumulative total of your academic performance in secondary school.

      I advise you to contact the school you are applying to study for further clarification.

      I would love to hear the response from the school concerning the High School Transcript Grade.

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      • Hi,I already got admission but I think I need help on this,so I did my secondary school in Benin but the school no longer exists so how do I go about my transcript,pls reach me on mail..will need ur expertise

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        • Hello Ese,

          It is quite unfortunate your former school no longer exists.

          The only option you have is to contact the school informing them of your predicament.

          I am hoping they would provide a waiver for your secondary school transcript.

          Let me know if you have further questions.

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  20. Greetings, Sir.
    Please, suppose I have a good GCE (private) WAEC result, but my school transcript is not good (in terms of the grades). Do you think the foreign school I apply to, will still accept my request (that’s coupled with my SAT), despite the poor High School record ?

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    • Hello Paul,

      I hope you are having a great day.

      To answer your question, it depends on the school you are applying to study at.

      Most, universities abroad would accept your secondary school transcript for admission.

      The best thing to do is to contact the admission office of the school you are applying to study for a review of your transcript.

      I am optimistic they will accept your transcript.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

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  21. Good evening, i schooled in a community school back then, and I went to my principal only for me to be told that we don’t have transcript. What do I do now

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    • Hello Faith,

      In your case, you will have to inform the school you are applying to of your predicament.

      They could offer you a waiver for the transcript.

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        • Dear Promise,

          You’ll need your secondary school transcript but the SAT test is no longer compulsory. Below are the necessary requirements

          -Common Application or Coalition Application, Powered by Scoir.

          -Harvard College Questions for the Common Application or Coalition Application Harvard supplement.

          -$85 fee (or request a fee waiver).

          -SAT or ACT (with or without writing) – optional for 2022-2026 application cycles.

          -Optional: AP or other examination results.

          -School Report (which includes a counselor letter) and high school transcript.

          -Teacher Report (2).

          -Midyear School Report (after your first semester grades).

          -Final School Report (for admitted students only).

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  22. Good day
    I schooled in 2 different secondary school. Jss1-3 government school. Sss1-3 private school. But I’ve gotten the transcript for my senior secondary school remaining that of junior secondary but I have my basic education certificate from junior secondary school which is the government sch.. so my question is can I upload the basic education certificate along side with the senior secondary transcript from the private sch. Just to certify and back it up that I truly attended jss and can that basic education certificate also serve as my transcript

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    • Hello James,

      I hope you are doing well and having a great day!

      Your Basic Education Certificate cannot stand as a transcript.

      Have you tried to get the transcript from your Junior Secondary School?

      Your best bet is to send a mail to the school you are applying to study of your intention to substitute a part of the transcript with the Basic Education Certificate.

      I am optimistic you would get a green light to go on with the upload.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

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  23. Good day
    I schooled in 2 different secondary school. Jss1-3 government school. Sss1-3 private school. But I’ve gotten the transcript for my senior secondary school remaining that of junior secondary but I have my basic education certificate from junior secondary school which is the government sch.. so my question is can I upload the basic education certificate along side with the senior secondary transcript from the private sch. Just to certify that I truly attended jss

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    • Hello James,

      I hope you are doing well and having a great day!

      Your Basic Education Certificate cannot stand as a transcript.

      Have you tried to get the transcript from your Junior Secondary School?

      Your best bet is to send a mail to the school you are applying to study of your intention to substitute a part of the transcript with the Basic Education Certificate.

      I am optimistic you would get a green light to go on with the upload.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

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      • Thanks but if I may ask do I need junior secondary transcript since i already got one from my senior secondary school transcript. Isn’t my sss transcript enough ?🤔😐

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        • Yes, it should but that would be up to the school you applying to for admission.

          Send the admission office a mail.

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        • Hello
          Am applying for under graduate scholarship abroad and came a place where they asked me to upload my
          1. High school Academic certificate
          2. High school Academic Transcript
          3. Highest Academic certificate
          4. Highest Academic Transcript

          Pls sir find some time and explain the difference them for me.

          My highest Qualification is O’level certificate.

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          • Hello Tokai,

            1. Your WAEC or NECO result.

            2. A compilation of your academic performance from JSS 1 to SSS3.

            3. WAEC or NECO.

            4. Same as 2 above.

  24. Good day,
    Please i would like to be Clearfield i schooled in the northern part of Nigeria and my school principal said my school don’t give transcript

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      • Good day.
        Please, I wanted to ask if it’s possible to get scholarship abroad for N.C.E. students.
        Precisely, Business Education course.
        And, if no, can I study any other Business related course with my NCE result?
        Tha k you.

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        • Hello Mercy,

          It is possible to apply for a scholarship abroad but you’ll be applying as an undergraduate.

          You can only be admitted to school abroad as an undergraduate starting from year one. This is because NCE is considered a Post High School diploma abroad.

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