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How To Register School In Nigeria & Get A Legal Approval.

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Register School in Nigeria and get CAC legal approval:- School business is one of the most popular businesses in Nigeria and as the population of Nigeria increases, there is need for more schools.

Register School in Nigeria

For a school to be set up in Nigeria, it must be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as a business name or limited liability company.

In this article we would show you the procedure on how to register school in Nigeria and getting the vital endorsement from the government administration to guarantee the school work legitimately must be commenced with due incorporation with the CAC.

However, a training institute can also be registered with the CAC either as a business name or a limited liability company. Follow the tips below for how to register school in Nigeria:

Top 3 Factor To Consider Before School Registration

 1.  Location of school

You have to choose a location that is accessible and convenient. If your capital is large enough you can go with high end zones and the school fees for such arrears is usually much. Survey that area first and check for the availability of other schools, standard and average fee etc.

2.  School building

Get an engineer to design and construct your school. The size of the building now may be small but more buildings can come as the school goes on. Renting involves certain cost and you may rent your own.

Ensure that there is enough space in the classrooms and that there is proper ventilation. There should be adequate space for the pupils to play around and for morning assembly.

3.  Promote the school and get students enrolment

You can promote the school using pamphlets or posters and then you indicate school name, motto and location. Also, you can promote it with the availability facilities, motto, contact information and the others. Advertise the school through bill boards or social media.

What You Need To Know Before Registration Of A School Nigeria:

You must know and provide the following;

  • The proposed name of the school (2 names must be submitted)
  • The address of the school
  • The functions and objectives of the school
  • 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)
  • Age, phone numbers, email address and residential address of the school proprietor(s).
  • 2 passport photographs of the School proprietor(s)

Requirements for Registration of a school Nigeria:

  • 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
  • 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)
  • Age, phone numbers, email address and residential address of the 2 directors and shareholders.

Upon successful registration of the School as a business name, a certificate of incorporation and a form CAC/BN/1 shall be issued to the proprietor.

Where the registration of the school is done through private limited liability company, the school the Certificate of Incorporation, a Form CAC 1.1 and a Memorandum and Article of Association shall be issued to the Directors.

How To Register  School In Nigeria- Step By Step

How Much Is Registration Of Business

Step 1:

Visit the office of the nearest Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to register the proposed name for your school.

Make sure you have two to three other alternative names to be submitted in case the first name you submitted is already taken.

Also make sure that you avoid certain words like “national,government,state” Etc unless you have the official government documents to back up these claims.

Step 2:

After submitting your proposed school name,you will be required to check back after two weeks,the names you submitted is subject to availability and reservation.

It’s imperative that you try to come up with a unique school name.

Step 3:

After the approval of the proposed school name you submitted,you will be issued a registration form which your supposed to fill,also provide details such as:

(a) Your approved school name

(b) Business Address

(c) Name/Names of school owners

(d) Address of business owners

(e) Two passport photographs of school owner(s).

(e) nature of business (you will indicate that you want to register a school).

After filling the form,submit the form,also note that you are expected to pay the sum of N4000,the process is expected to last for about 2 – 4 weeks.

Step 4:
Afterwards The Certificate Of Business Name Registration will then be issued to you.
This is the proof that you are the legal owner of the school and also proof to show that your school is legitimate.

How To Get Ministry of Education Approval

The following are the steps for obtaining the approval for the school from the Ministry of Education in Nigeria:

  • A formal application shall be made to the Ministry of Education of the state where the school is located
  • 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.
  • Submission of approval forms by the School to the Ministry of Education.
  • 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.
  • Approval certificate awarded to the school after satisfaction by the Ministry officials upon the 2nd

How Much Is Registration Of Business Name In Nigeria

How Much Is Registration Of Business

CAC Application Form Fees Summary 
1. Company
S/N SUBJECT FEES in Naira (₦)
1 Set of incorporation forms 500.00
2 Others 100.00 per each form
2. Business Name
S/N SUBJECT FEES in Naira (₦)
1 Registration form 250.00
2 Others 100.00 per each form
3. Incorporated Trustees
S/N SUBJECT FEES in Naira (₦)
1 Set of incorporation forms 1,000.00
2 Others 100.00 per each form
Accreditation 5,000.00

Here Are The Top 11 CAC Services For Business Name Registration In Nigeria

S/N SUBJECT FEES in Naira (₦)
1 Reservation of Name 500
2 Registration of business name 10,000.00
3 Filing of notice of change of business name 5,000.00
4 Filing of notice of change in business address 1,000.00
5 Filing of notice of change in proprietorship 1,000.00
6 Filing of annual return 1,000.00
7 Filing of notice of cessation of business 1,000.00
8 Filing of other documents (miscellaneous) 1,000.00
9 Search on business name file 1,000.00 per business name file
10 Certified true copy of business name certificate of registration 5,000.00
11 Certified true copies of other documents 2,000.00 per document

After successful registration of a school with the Corporate Affairs Commission and done with obtaining approval from the Ministry of Education in the state where the school is located, you are good to go with your activities.

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