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Uganda - Apply for Change of ownership of a School

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Procedure[edit]

Process for change of ownership of a School:

  1. The current owner writes to the PS/CAO/Town Clerk informing of the intention to change ownership and attaches the following documents: -
    • Original registration certificate of the school
    • School bank statement showing the financial status
    • Financial report showing the creditors and debtors of the school.
    • Land title/tenancy agreement transfer
    • Staff lists/student registers
    • Inventory records (school structures,equipment, and instructional materials)
    • Other school records such as UNEB centre award letter, students’ UNEB certificates and a record of those taken/ not taken
    • School lay out plan
    • Curriculum offered in the school(subjects offered)
  2. The new owner has to get a letter from the PS/ES or CAO/Town Clerk allowing him/her to take over ownership.
  3. In order for the new owner to get the letter, he/she has to apply attaching the following:
    • Evidence of legal change of ownership and this should include copies of sales agreement.
    • A 5-Year Development Plan.
    • His/her Curriculum Vitae and passport photographs.
    • His/her bank statement as evidence of sound financial status.
    • Evidence of teaching staff-for purposes of smooth transition it would be good to continue with the existing staff unless there are strong reasons to change.
    • A filled up application form for registration showing all particulars of the new owner.
  4. After filling the form proceed to pay the prescribed fee. Note that Payments can be made by cash,cheque or credit cards i.e. Visa or MasterCard and if you are paying by cheque please make payment to the Accountant General of the Ministry of Education and Sports.
  5. The department concern will verify your application and approve your application form.
  6. Then the application will be processed and a certificate will be issued to you.
    • A school owner who changes without prior approval of the PS/ES or CAO/Town Clerk will cause closure of the school and an immediate cancellation of the school’s registration certificate (Section 37 (2) of the Education –( Pre-Primary, Primary and Post-Primary) Act 2008)

Note:Change of ownership should be at the end of the school year to avoid interrupting the teaching and learning process.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Original registration certificate of the school.
  • School bank statement showing the financial status.
  • Financial report showing the creditors and debtors of the school.
  • Land title/ tenancy agreement transfer.
  • Staff lists/student registers.
  • Inventory records (school structures, equipment, and instructional materials).
  • Other school records such as UNEB centre award letter, students’UNEB certificates and a record of those taken/ not taken.
  • School lay out plan.
  • Evidence of legal change of ownership and this should include copies of sales agreement.
  • A 5-Year Development Plan.
  • His/her Curriculum Vitae and passport photographs.
  • His/her bank statement as evidence of sound financial status.
  • Evidence of teaching staff-for purposes of smooth transition it would be good to continue with the existing staff unless there are strong reasons to change.
  • A filled up application form for registration showing all particulars of the new owner.


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Education and Sports - Head Office.
Physical Address: Plot 35 Kampala Road, King George way IV
Embassy House and Legacy Tower Block A and B Kyadondo Road.
P.O.Box 7063 Kampala, Uganda
[email protected]
Website:Ministry of Education and sports

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Eligibility[edit]

Any registered school with the Ministry of Education and sports who wish to change location are eligible.

Fees[edit]

  • Please approach the department office for change of ownership fees details But license and registration of schools is free of charge.
  • Issuance of certificate of ownership is contingent upon the payment of a fee.

Validity[edit]

A certificate issued under this Act is valid for a long time.

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Processing Time[edit]

Maximum processing time 2 days.

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Instructions[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

  • Full name and address of applicant
  • Particulars of the applicant
  • Particulars of the school
  • Capital costs
  • Business information
  • Particulars of staff composition
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