A total of two hundred questionnaires were sent to selected postgraduate schools in Nigeria. There was a 78 percent response rate. Questions inquired about difficulties encountered during the study period and motivational indices based on Maslow's theory of need were applied. The answers given were computed using percentages. Nigerian postgraduate students were found to be unmotivated and facing difficulties in their studies. The Nigerian postgraduate schools need immediate overhauling and updating to the international standard of e-study environment.