How to Register a School in Kenya – Back in 2012 a new law for new Private schools was put in force, this law prescribed that primary schools are not allowed to operate if they cannot register at least 160 pupils within the first year. For secondary schools will be required to have minimum of 150 students in the first year of registration. Primary schools must also set up nursery units, while secondary schools will have a minimum of three streams. Well then as a private institution what do you need to register a school?
The first step is to register the school as a company. Check out our earlier blogs on How to register a Company in Kenya. This process takes a maximum of 10 working days.
School Registration with the Ministry of Education
School registration is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, however the county education office is responsible for making sure that the process of registration is seamless. The first step is to get in touch with your respective County Education Office. For example if the school is going to be located in Kikuyu, this is under the Kiambu county education office. The officer will then conduct a physical visit to your premises to make sure that you have followed the guidelines laid out by the Ministry of Education.
If the County Education Officer is satisfied with your application they will then send you to the Ministry of Education head office in Nairobi. This is where you provide all the documents, which are accessed and registered. You will need the following documents for application.
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