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Abia State University Guidelines for Degree Certificate Collection

Abia State University (ABSU) has issued a structured protocol for acquiring Degree Certificates by its alums.


Whether you’ve earned a First or Higher Degree, the university ensures a seamless process that conforms to international norms.

Navigating Payment Procedures: Your First Step Toward Receiving Your Degree Certificate

Secure Your Invoice Online for the Certificate Collection Fee

To initiate the procedure, graduates must visit the university’s official portal. Here, an invoice will be generated to specify the appropriate fee for certificate collection.

The fee is Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) for First Degree holders and Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000) for those with Higher Degrees.

Diverse Payment Channels: Your Choice of Banks and Modes

Payments can be made through an array of financial institutions, including but not limited to:

  • ABSU Micro-Finance Bank, Uturu
  • Eco Bank Plc
  • Zenith Bank Plc
  • Fidelity Bank Plc
  • Union Bank Plc
  • UBA Plc

Alternatively, payments can also be completed via bank debit cards.

Commence Clearance Procedures: The Next Steps After Payment

Initial Clearance at the Bursary Department

Upon successful payment, candidates must proceed to the Bursary Department for initial financial clearance.

Faculty Officers: The Second Layer of Clearance

The next step is to visit the respective Faculty Officers for academic clearance.

Certificate Processing and Approval: The Final Hurdles

Faculty Schedule Officer: The Last Faculty Checkpoint

After obtaining clearances from the Bursary and Faculty Officers, graduates are to proceed to the Faculty Schedule Officer located in Exams and Records.

Registrar and Vice-Chancellor’s Office: The Ultimate Validation

The final academic file will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar and the Vice-Chancellor. Here, the degree certificate will undergo the last stages of processing and official signing.

Important Notes: What You Need to Know

The Authenticity of Previously Issued Certificates: It should be noted that all degree certificates previously disseminated by Abia State University remain valid and authentic.

No Proxy Collections Allowed

Following the integrity of academic achievements, the university explicitly states that certificates cannot be issued by proxy.


The process outlined by Abia State University provides a well-defined path for its graduates to obtain their degree certificates.

This approach ensures a high level of organization and aligns with best practices in the academic world.

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