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  1. Attestation Letter Pdf
  2. What Does Attestation Mean?
  3. What Is An Attestation Letter?
  4. Who Is An Attestation Letter Addressed to?
  5. Difference Between Attestation and Recommendation Letter
  6. How Do I Write Attestation Letter
  7. How To Write Attestation Letter
  8. Who Can Write An Attestation Letter?
  9. Components of an Attestation Letter
  10. How to Write NDU Attestation Letter
  11. How to Write Attestation Letter From the Mosque
  12. Attestation Letter for School
  13. Attestation Letter for Admission
  14. Attestation Letter for Admission Sample
  15. Attestation Letter from Community (Letter of Attestation From CDC – Community Development Committee)
  16. How to Write an Attestation Letter from Community
  17. Example of Attestation Letter from the Community
  18. Attestation Letter for an employee/Employer
  19. Attestation Letter guidelines (Guidelines to write letter of attestation)
  20. Attestation Letter for Work
  21. Attestation Letter for Employment Sample
  22. Letter of attestation From Pastor
  23. Letter of Attestation of Good Conduct
  24. Letter of Attestation for WAEC Result
  25. How to Write an Attestation Letter
  26. Letter of Attestation for WAEC Result
  27. Letter of Attestation Sample
  28. Example of an Attestation Letter
  29. Example III: For Corporate Body/Letter Headed

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Many newly admitted students come to the university with a lot of attitude. In most cases, these attitude results in quarrels, fights, riots and even death and oftentimes result in disruption of academic calendar. Consequently, university management at various levels do require persons related to admitted students to vouch (attest) for the conduct of the admitted student. This means that if you engage yourself in any issue in school that tend to violate school laws, those who attested that you will not involve in any form of violence are to be called upon. In this regard, those writing your attestation letters have to be guided to attest only and not to recommend. This is because many persons end up recommending instead of attesting.

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In this post, you will be guided to write a good attestation letter and to differentiate it from recommendation letter amongst many other forms of formal letter.


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What Does Attestation Mean?

Attestation simply means stating that a statement, information, credentials is true, correct and valid. It is an act of further validating an already stated opinion, credentials and/or character. It is also the act of vouching for a behaviour of an individual. In vouching for a behaviour, qualification, the attester sign that he/she is sure of his/her testament and any error founds thereoff is to be his/her responsibility.


What Is An Attestation Letter?

An attestation letter is a letter written to an authority vouching for the future good conduct of a candidate, client, student, etc. or as the case may be. An attestation letter does not recommend but state that the candidate, client, student, etc. will be of good conduct owing to the impression that the onus to make it so lies upon the attester.


Who Is An Attestation Letter Addressed to?

It all depends on who is requesting for the attestation letter. However, for the purpose of the Niger Delta University attestation letter, the address of the recipient is:

The Registrar,
Niger Delta University,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State.

Note however, that when writing for another purpose, kindly see the institution requesting for it and ask for the address of the recipient. There is no universal recipient of an attestation letter. It is the person/organization that request for it that provides the recipient. Where you already know the office requesting for it, then no need to make such request, just address it to the head of the office. For instance, if you misbehaved in school and your Dean of Students requested for a letter of attestation as part of requirements for pardon, then address it to the Dean’s office. I.e.:

The Dean of Students Affairs,
Niger Delta University,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State.


Difference Between Attestation and Recommendation Letter

An attestation letter only vouches for future character of admitted students. This is to say whether the student was an area mama/papa  (rascal) before now no longer matters to the university. The attester is to guide the student to ensure that all those bad habits are not brought to the university and when they do, the attester is to be held responsible. However, in a recommendation letter, the one recommending states how long he/she must have known the bearer and that his/her quality will suit the institution/organization to which he/she is being recommended for. Since we are talking of attestation here, please, guide whoever is writing for you to attest that you will behave if given the opportunity to study. Writing that he/she has known you for years now and you are of good behaviour tend look like a recommendation letter.

In any case however, if the attester must talk about your previous attitude, a statement referring to the future that you will not constitute hazard to your new school will give the letter a coloration of an attestation letter.


How Do I Write Attestation Letter
How To Write Attestation Letter

Start your attestation letter with your address at the top right just like any other letter. Then, if the recipient provides you with their address, enter it immediately after your address but to the left. Insert your salutation like sir/ma. Enter the title or subject matter of the letter which is ATTESTATION LETTER or LETTER OF ATTESTATION. Compose the body of the letter by stating why you are writing. Scroll down to see the sample of an attestation letter below.


Who Can Write An Attestation Letter?

Various persons related to an admitted student can attest for them. Whoever you choose to use must be a trusted person in the society. This means that you can neither use a minor nor an underage person to attest for you. Although the use of a younger sibling cannot be trashed, such younger one must have attained a level of societal dealings. However, at the age of admission, a younger sibling cannot be recommended to attest for an admitted student. The following therefore, is a list of persons who can attest for an admitted student:

  1. Father
  2. Mother
  3. Elder/aged siblings
  4. Uncles
  5. Aunties
  6. Landlords
  7. Street chairman
  8. Community heads
  9. Kings
  10. Ovie
  11. Oba
  12. Amananowei
  13. Lawyer
  14. Pastor
  15. Corporate bodies
  16. Academic guardian
  17. Teachers
  18. Headmasters
  19. Principals, etc.

The list can go on and on. However, what is more important is that the person must be an aged person and trusted/dependable in society.


Components of an Attestation Letter

An attestation letter is a formal letter and have same component as a normal formal letter. Below are some of the components you must note:

  1. The attester’s address
  2. The Registrar’s Address (or the recipient’s address)
  3. The title of the recipient (i.e. Sir/Ma)
  4. The title of the letter (i.e. Letter of Attestation or Attestation Letter)
  5. Main body
  6. Salutation
  7. Conclusion

All these parts are very important in writing an attestation letter.


How to Write NDU Attestation Letter

It is very simple to write the Niger Delta University Attestation Letter. First, insert your address at the top-left. Secondly, the NDU attestation letter is addressed to the Registrar, so address it as:

The Registrar,
Niger Delta University,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State.

Ma,

LETTER OF ATTESTATION

I, Michael Odigbu, a native of Gokana in Ebemili North/West LGA of Delta State do hereby attest as follows:

  • That the bearer (Michael Otega) is my daughter/son/godson/school son/daughter, etc.
  • That his/her NDU admission number is ————-.
  • That he/she was granted admission to study (Insert Course of Study Here) in your institution.
  • That throughout her stay in the institution, she will not be involved in any form of disruptive activities, but rather, abide fully by the rules and regulations of your school.
  • That this information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • That this information was given in good faith, clear conscience, healthy mind and soul; that I should be held responsible in the event of any misinformation herein.

 

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

……………………….
Michael Odigbu
(Father, Academic Guardian, etc.)

08180798832


How to Write Attestation Letter From the Mosque

To write an attestation letter from the mosque, you have to understand or have the destination or recipient address. Once you have it, then you are good to go. Again, it is very important that your mosque have a letter headed paper to ensure that the letter is qualitative.

  1. Let the letter head bear the name or the details including address and contacts of the mosque.
  2. It must be signed.
  3. It should focus on how many years the mosque/Imam has known you the bearer.
  4. It should attest to take responsibility for any misbehaviors

For Example:

The _______________,
___________________,
___________________,
______________ State.

 

Sir,

LETTER OF ATTESTATION

I wish to attest that the bearer, Michael Odigbu, is a bonafide and recognized member/follower of our faith worshipping with us at ____________________________

He/she has been with us for –years and I attest that he/she will not constitute hazards in your working place.

Please, accord him/her all due rights and privileges.

Thank you in anticipation of a positive response.

Best wishes.

 

Imam Abdulsalami A. G.
___________________?

Note: Always use your religious terminologies when writing the attestation letter to describe situation.


Attestation Letter for School

Schools often request for attestation letters from students for various reasons.

  1. It can be as a result of admission
  2. It can be as a result of misconduct
  3. It can be a result of a requirement
  4. Can be due to placement, etc.

In whatever case, just bear in mind that attestation letter or letter of attestation for school is the same as the attestation letter sample given below. The only thing you will do is just to adjust it to fit your circumstance.

 

Keep is succinct, brief and straight to the point. Few lines is enough to convey your point. See sample of attestation letter below to help you write your attestation letter for school.


Attestation Letter for Admission

Attestation letter for admission is an attestation letter written to the university/school that has admitted you, promising that you will not misbehave if you are given the opportunity to school.

The following structure will do for a letter of attestation for admission:

 


Attestation Letter for Admission Sample

I, Embeleakpor Akpolagha, a native of Gokana in Ebemili North/West LGA of Delta State do hereby attest as follows:

  • That the bearer (Name of Admitted student) is my daughter/son/godson/school son/daughter, etc.
  • That his/her NDU admission number is ————-.
  • That he/she was granted admission to study (Insert Course of Study Here) in your institution.
  • That throughout her stay in the institution, she will not be involved in any form of disruptive activities, but rather, abide fully by the rules and regulations of your school.
  • That this information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • That this information was given in good faith, clear conscience, healthy mind and soul; that I should be held responsible in the event of any misinformation herein.

 

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

……………………….
Embeleakpor Akpolagha
(Father, Academic Guardian, etc.)

08180798832

 


Attestation Letter from Community (Letter of Attestation From CDC – Community Development Committee)

 

In most university scholarship applications, you may be requested to submit a letter of attestation from your community. The letter of attestation or attestation letter from the community can also be referred to as letter of recommendation or recommendation letter. Although you may be requested to bring both. Then you should understand that one which is attestation letter will attest that you will be of good behaviour, while the recommendation letter will recommend you that you are of good behaviour. This is just the difference. The first one attest for the future, the later attest for the past.


 

How to Write an Attestation Letter from Community

 

Here, you may not need to bother yourself since the community already have the letters. What is remaining is just to insert your name and other required details.

 

If for instance, the recipient address in not known, then address it as “To Whom It May concern”.

 

However, if there is an address, never make the mistake of writing To Whom It May Concern. Rather, address it to the address supplied to you.

 

You may forfeit your scholarship or other opportunities if you use To Whom It May Concern when an address is supplied to you.


Example of Attestation Letter from the Community

 

I hereby attest that Master/Ms./… is a bonafide indigent son/daughter of Agbarha-Otor Community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

 

He is a law abiding son/daughter in the community from birth with no criminal/rascality record and will do well if given the opportunity.

 

Please, accord him/her all due rights and privileges

 

Michael Agbaramube
Secretary General
Agbarha-Otor Development Committee
0808……………….


Attestation Letter For An Employee/Employer

An attestation letter for an employee is a letter written by someone who knows the prospective employee, containing statements vouching for the character of the prospective employee. If after you have been interviewed and you scale through, your employer may request for certain documents including the letter of attestation to be addressed to the company.

 

This is very simple. Just consult your parents, pastors, responsible siblings, etc. Please, scroll up to see the list of persons who can attest you.

 

Now, the only difference here may just be the writer/guarantor and/or the recipient address, otherwise the main body content may just be as same as the examples I have given all along.

 

However, for an employment attestation letter, there is need to include statements citing your physical fitness, responsiveness to duty, orderliness, honesty and any other qualities your have that can benefit your employer. Take a look at the body of the following employee attestation letter or letter of attestation.

 


With reference to the subject matter overleaf, I hereby vouch that the bearer Ochuko Omamode, who hailed from Okpara Inland, nephew, female, is physically fit, dedicated to duty/dutiful, generally orderly, responsive to the core, honest in the family and submissive to authority.

 

Her membership in your team will in no small measure do you good.

Please, put him/her to use and tap his/her valuable potentials
Many thanks.

Ojojo Oghenetega
Uncle.
080………


Attestation Letter guidelines (Guidelines to write letter of attestation)

To write a very sound attestation letter, you must adhere to the following guidelines

1. It must be succinct. That is, it must be brief. Attestation letter is not an opportunity to tell your life story. Even two lines can serve a purpose in attestation letter. If it must be lengthy, then ensure the length is imperative

2. Your address must be well stated

3. If an address is provided/supplied, you must use that address. No need to use “To Whom It May Concern”. “To Whom It May Concern” is only used when the recipient address is not supplied.

4. Subject matter must be “Letter of Attestation” or “Attestation Letter”. Do not write a sentence as attestation letter.

5. Body of the letter must be small. At most, two short paragraphs of two lines/sentences each is enough.

7. Proper conclusion and salutation. Conclusion simply means “I look forward to a positive consideration” and salutation simply means “thank you”.

8. Insert your phone number. Also add your email if you deem it necessary.

9. The total must not be up to a full page unless of course, (as it should be) you want to explain or arrange the text to fill the page.


Attestation Letter for Work
Attestation Letter for Job

In the workplace environment, there are several reasons why an employee may demand for letter of attestation. This is:

  1. When you are found guilty of an offense and management wants to sanction and retain you instead of sack.
  2. When you are newly being employed

 

1. If you misbehaved, maybe engaged in a sharp practice and you are caught, the letter to write will be different from the letter of when you are newly being recruited. In this letter, you will apologize for your gross misconduct and appeal that if given the opportunity to serve again, you will never be involved in such act again.

 

Take note that a letter of attestation appealing on the ground of gross misconduct can also be referred to a letter of good conduct. Take for instance, in 2017, students of the Niger Delta University engaged in a riot later called the MPC riot of 2017. After all the destruction, as part of requirement to resume, management demanded a statutory letter of good conduct from the all students with additional N50,000 and 30,000 from Engineering 100 level and returning students respectively. This is where this type of letter falls.

 

You are going to detailed how you got involved in the process, confessed all your wrongdoing and appeal that such act will not repeat itself.

 

The following should be the content of the letter:

 

Letter of Attestation
Or
Attestation of Good Conduct

 

I, Ehwubetine Ogagavwodiakpona, a staff of the procurement and establishment department of Fintech Breweries hereby tender the following confessions and apology:

  1. that I was involved in the over-bloated purchase of 50 cartons of beer last month which has been unvocered by management.
  2. that my involvement was a mistake on my part.
  3. that I sincerely regret my actions in all its entirety.
  4. that if forgiven and given the opportunity work again, I shall refrain from any practice that is against the laws of this esteemed organization.
  5. that I make the attestation in good faith, healthy mind and soul and should be held liable should I go against this attestation in due course.

I will from henceforth remain committed to the course of this organization.

 

Thank you in anticipation of a positive response

Ehwubetine Ogagavwodiakpona
080……………….

2. If the attestation Letter is for work like to seek for employment, then scroll up and refer to the subtitle “Attestation Letter for employee/Employer”. That sample should serve this purpose too.

Attestation Letter for Employment Sample

Attestation letter for emplyment will be the same thing as attestation letter for work here. Please, scroll up to read attestation letter for work or attestation letter for employee/employer above. The content there will serve your purpose


Letter of attestation From Pastor
Letter of attestation From Church

 

A letter of attestation from a pastor or a church is one written by same to vouch you a candidate. There are very few instances where you may be required for submit a letter of attestation from a Pastor or a church except it is required by a pastor or a church too.

 

In any case, if you are required to write a letter of attestation from a pastor or a church, kindly visit the pastor or the church secretary and make your request. They will take it from there.

 

But if the pastor or the church could not write it for you but request you to go get it so they can sign, then use the format below:


Letter of attestation From Pastor Sample
Letter of attestation From Church Sample
(Omamuzo Ekanpkamre)

The bearer whose name appears overleaf is a bonafide member of Living Attestation Chapel (aka Holy Ghost Ministry)

He/she is God-fearing, devoted, committed and obedience to the things of God.

Please, grant him/her all rights and privileges

 

Pst., Rev., Apstl., Dcn Akpesiri Okpubeku
Snr. Pst.,
Living Attestation Chapel

 

Note: A letter like this should be in letter head. A letter headed paper means that the paper in which you will print will have the credentials of the church/pastor in it. The café personnel will guide you on this. Just tell her to print for you in letter headed concord paper.


Letter of Attestation for WAEC Result

 

  1. Letter of attestation for WAEC result is when you are having issues with your WAEC result. Maybe you later have different name in your JAMB, Local Government of Origin, Age declaration, etc. and now, you have decided to correct your name in WAEC Result. This process is very hectic though but our focus here is not to describe the process but to tell you how to write the attestation letter for WAEC correction of name.

 

  1. It may also be that you have lost your WAEC original result and you want to get it back. You will need an attestation letter to submit to WAEC board along with other related credentials before WAEC can help you. Let us first look at the first type of WAEC attestation letter.

 


Letter of Attestation for WAEC Result Sample
Attestation Letter for correction of WAEC Name

I, Onosomohwo Omamode, a 2019 West African Examination Candidate, with the examination number 2050407705, wish to attest that I used a wrong name in my WAEC registration and hence, wish to correct my name in my original WAEC certificate.

I had earlier used Onosomohwo Cynthia during my WAEC registration. However, after the exams, my parents noticed the name I used and urged me to change to my native name in order to synchronize with other of my credentials.

Action sought:
Current WAEC Name: Onosomohwo Cynthia
Please change to: Onosomohwo Omamode

 

I will be grateful if my request is considered

Regards.

Onosomohwo Omamode
080………………………………

 


Letter of Attestation for WAEC Result Sample
Attestation Letter for Loss of WAEC Certificate

 

I, Onosomohwo Omamode, a 2019 West African Examination Candidate, with the examination number 2050407705, wish to attest that I lost my original WAEC certificate in a fire incident (use your reason here) which gutted all my documents in December 1st, 2019.

I hereby passionately apply for another copy to enable me further my education. 

I will be grateful if my request is considered

Regards.

 Onosomohwo Omamode
080………………………………

 


Letter of Attestation of Good Conduct
Letter of Attestation of Good Character

 

An attestation letter of good conduct is often required where there is a breach of trust. In that case, all involved are requested to submit a letter of attestation, attesting to the future conduct of individuals. It is often required when one steals, fight, quarrel or behaved fraudulently.

 

In writing a letter of good conduct (if anything bad has been done before), it is important you acknowledge what you have done first.

 

The following example is typical of a letter of attestation of good conduct.


Letter of Attestation of Good Character Sample

I, Jonah Odedeghe, a student of the department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, with matriculation number UG/00/000, hereby attest as follows:

  1. I acknowledge the role I played in the riot which disrupted academic activities in the past semester.
  2. I regret every part of it and wished it I never participated.
  3. That I will from henceforth comport myself and be cowed by the rules and regulations of this great institution from now on.
  4. That I make this solemn declaration in good faith, sound health and mind.
  5. That I should be held responsible and punished in the event of future involvement in ant form of rascality.

Please, consider my attestation positively.

 

Thank you.

 Jonah Odedeghe
080……………..

 


How do I Write a Formal Letter to a Bank Manager?

Writing a formal letter to the bank manager is very simple. Start with your address at the top right. After inserting your address and the bank’s address under your address but to the left, insert salutation in the form of sir/ma, then insert the title of the letter. This is the reason why you are sending the letter.

 

For instance, you want to get your statement of account. Then the subject matter would be APPLICATION FOR THE PRINTING OF MY STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT. This should be in the middle of the letter. The cafe typist will help you do that. Then state the reason why you wrote the letter briefly. Do not bother to tell your life history here. See sample below:

Formal Letter to a Bank Manager Sample

00B, Otovwodo Street,
Newcastle Grey stones,
Ughelli,
Delta State.
May 10th, 202-.

The Branch Manager,
——— Bank of Nigeria Plc.,
Dumez Road, Ughelli,
Delta State.

Sir/Ma.,

APPLICATION FOR THE PRINTING OF MY STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT

I, Ohwoesiri Otitiri, a bank account owner with ——- bank plc with the account name Ohwoesiri Otitiri, and account number 002-145-23, which to apply for my statement of account for the period – May 1st – July 30th, 202-.

Thank you in anticipation of a positive response.

Sign:__________
Ohwoesiri Otitiri
080——————–

If you are writing for another purpose, only the subject matter and body of the letter would change. Every other thing remains the same.


How to Write an Attestation Letter
Sample of an Attestation Letter
Example of an Attestation Letter
Letter of
Attestation format

 

 

The following is an example of an attestation letter addressed to the Registrar of the Niger Delta University as contained/instructed in the admission information released to admitted students in the 2018/2019 academic session:

Example I:

 

No. 50 NDU Road,
Wilberforce Island,
Southern Ijaw LGA.,
Bayelsa State.
12th October, 2019.

The Registrar,
Niger Delta University,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State.

Madam, (Note: The NDU incumbent registrar is a lady)

LETTER OF ATTESTATION

I, Embeleakpor Akpolagha, a native of Gokana in Ebemili North/West LGA of Delta State do hereby attest as follows:

  • That the bearer (Name of Admitted student) is my daughter/son/godson/school son/daughter, etc.
  • That his/her NDU admission number is ————-.
  • That he/she was granted admission to study (Insert Course of Study Here) in your institution.
  • That throughout her stay in the institution, she will not be involved in any form of disruptive activities, but rather, abide fully by the rules and regulations of your school.
  • That this information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • That this information was given in good faith, clear conscience, healthy mind and soul; that I should be held responsible in the event of any misinformation herein.

 

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

……………………….
Embeleakpor Akpolagha
(Father, Academic Guardian, etc.)
08180798832

 

Example II:

No. 50 NDU Road,
Wilberforce Island,
Southern Ijaw LGA.,
Bayelsa State.
12th October, 2019.

The Registrar,
Niger Delta University,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State.

Madam,

LETTER OF ATTESTATION

I, Mr. Embeleakpor Akpolagha, a native of Gokana in Ebemili North/West LGA of Delta State do hereby attest that the bearer Genesis Exodus is a well behaved son/daughter who will comport himself/herself in all ramifications if given the opportunity to study in your school.

Please, accord her all due rights and privileges.

 

Thank you

Mr. Embeleakpor Akpolagha
(Academic Guardian)
08180798832

 

Example III: For Corporate Body/Letter Headed

Admissions and UTME Nigeria
Step in the right vocation…

Besides RCF Entrance, Gloryland Campus Main Gate,
Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State
admissionsandutme@gmail.com
www.admissionsandutme.com
+2348060699054, +2348050706635

The Registrar,
Niger Delta University,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State.

Madam,

LETTER OF ATTESTATION:
(Umoro Ubiaka)

With reference to the matter overleaf, I therefore attest that the bearer Umoro Ubiaka who was our staff until his admission will be obedient and law abiding throughout his/her stay in your institution. He will not be involved in any form of disruptive activities in your school. I therefore appeal you accord him/her all due privileges.

Please, accept my attestation

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Embeleakpor Akpolagha
Manager
08180798832

 

Note: You cannot use the phrase “to whom it may concern” because there is a recipient. Do not use the word recommend in any sentence. In the 2016/2017 post Engine boys riots in the Niger Delta University, students were asked to bring a letter of good conduct. Instead, some brought letter of recommendations. These crops of letters were rejected. Even though we have not seen any case of rejection of attestation letters during clearance, it is always wise to do the right thing.

Special Note: Attestation letters can be written in different forms using different sentences. Please, only use the ones here as a guide. Also, if you already have educated relations, no need to use the samples here again since it is believed they will know what to do.

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