How To Register a School in Nigeria – best guide


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How To Register a School in Nigeria – best guide

You successfully started a school in Nigeria and now you want to know How To Register a School in Nigeria legally? Registering a school takes the same steps just as you use to register other businesses. This will go through choosing a name and registering it as a business or limited liability company. We will cover the processes involved on a step by step guide on How To Register a School in Nigeria.

How To Register a School in Nigeria

For your school to be registered in Nigeria, you need to first of all register your school as a business name or a limited liability company. Thereafter, you would register your school with the ministry of education of the state where the school is located. To register a school as a business name or limited liability company as we said, you have to go through corporate affairs Commission which will issue you the certificate of registration dully signed and stamped. This may sound as a big deal but its as simple as abc. Read through to see all the steps you will need to get this done. 

How to register a school as a business name

The list below shows the latest requirements for the registration of a school as a business name in Nigeria

  1. The proposed name of the school (2 names must be submitted)
  2. The address of the school
  3. The functions and objectives of the school
  4. Particulars of the School Proprietor(s) – (copy of their identification card, which could be National passport/National Identity card/Driver’s license or voters card)
  5. Age, phone numbers, email address and residential address of the school proprietor(s).
  6. 2 passport photographs of the School proprietor(s)

How to register a school as a Limited Liability Company

Below are the Requirements for Registration of a school as a Private Limited Liability Company

  1. The proposed name of the school (2 names must be submitted)
  2. The address of the school
  3. The authorized share capital of the school
  4. The objectives of the school
  5. Particulars of the 2 directors and shareholders of the school – (copy of their identification card, which could be National passport/National Identity card/Driver’s license or voters card)
  6. Age, phone numbers, email address and residential address of the 2 directors and shareholders.

Approval of your School from the Ministry of Education

This is the last stage involved on How To Register a School in Nigeria which is obtaining the approval for the school from the Ministry of Education in Nigeria:

  1. A formal application shall be made to the Ministry of Education of the state where the school is located
  2. 1st inspection of the school by the officials of the Ministry of educations. The inspection here ranges from inspection of toilets, classroom and administrative blocks.
  3. Submission of approval forms by the School to the Ministry of Education.
  4. 2nd inspection of the school by the officials of the Ministry of Education. The inspection here ranges from inspection of curriculum textbooks and other items.
  5. Approval certificate awarded to the school after satisfaction by the Ministry officials upon the 2nd inspection.

The above are the steps on How To Register a School in Nigeria. If you have gone through the steps above be sure to receive your certificate ASAP.

Note that the entire process for registering a business name normally takes 1-2 weeks, depending on the workload of the CAC and other factors. This means that registering your school will take up to 1 month or more before your school will fully be ready.

Recap of the topic treated on this post: Requirements for Registration of a school as a Private Limited Liability Company: The proposed name of the school (2 names must be submitted) The address of the school. The authorized share capital of the school. The objectives of the school.

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