How to Register a School in Nigeria with CAC (2021 Guide)

CAC registration guide for registering a school…

Everybody with this kind of business plan is looking for how to start or run a school in Nigeria but lacks the knowledge of checking how to get the school legally registered.

You have to know that for any school to be set up in Nigeria. It must be registered/endorsed as a business name or limited liability company from the government administration [Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)].

How to Legitimately Register a School in Nigeria with CAC

So, let’s take a look at the requirements and how to register your school and get your certificate ready within ten working days.

In this post, I want to guide you on how to successfully register either a nursery/primary,  secondary, tertiary school, and training institute in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

How to Register a School in Nigeria

Be it that you are registering your school as a business name in Nigeria or a Private Limited Liability Company, here are the guidelines for you.

To get your school registered with CAC, you have to visit any CAC office nearest to you to complete your registration, OR you can use the online registration option in which you can do it all by yourself or with the help of an expert in online registrations.

However, if you want to use the online method, all you need to do is to visit the official website of the Corporate Affairs Commission to begin your registration process – https://services.cac.gov.ng/login.

If you don’t have an already existing account on the CAC platform, you have to check the right top right-hand corner of the page, and you will see Register, click on it and provide them with the required details to successfully open an account on the platform.

NOTE: You will be required to provide the number on your National ID card

After you’ve successfully opened an account with CAC, log in to the site with your details (username and password), and then follow the prompts to get your school registered with CAC successfully.

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Required Details/Documents for School Registration With CAC

Coming to this phase of my article on “How to Legitimately Register a School in Nigeria with CAC” I will list out the required information and document for both business name in Nigeria and private Limited Liability Company registration, depending on what you want to register your school as.

If you want to register your school as a Business name, here are the required registration details;

  • 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).
  • Two passport photographs of the School proprietor(s)

On the other hand, if you are registering your school as a private limited liability company, here are the required registration details;

  • 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 two 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 two directors and shareholders.

Once your school has been registered as a BUSINESS NAME, a certificate of incorporation and a form CAC/BN/1 shall be issued to the proprietor.

But if your school was registered as a private limited liability company, the following will be issued to the directors of the school;

  • The school Certificate of Incorporation
  • A Form CAC 1.1
  • Memorandum and Article of Association

Once you are done with the CAC registration process, you have to obtain approval from the Ministry of education of the state where the school is located.

To obtain this approval, you will first of all have to write a formal application to the Ministry of Education of the state where the school is located.

After that, the officials of the Ministry of educations will come to the school for the 1st InspectionInspection, in which they will be inspecting toilets, classroom, and administrative blocks.

After the 1st InspectionInspection, and the school will submit approval forms to the Ministry of Education to the school authorities.

On finishing with the approval submission, there will be a 2nd inspection of the school by the officials of the Ministry of Education where they will be inspecting curriculum textbooks and other items.

After the 2nd Inspection, an approval certificate will be awarded to the school after satisfaction by the Ministry officials.

After successful registration of a school with the Corporate Affairs Commission, the next thing to be done is to obtain approval from the Ministry of Education in the state where the school is located.

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