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Uganda - Apply for a Certificate to Upgrade from ‘’O’’ (Ordinary Level) to ‘’A’’ (Advanced Level) status.

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Procedure[edit]

  • A school may change from one status to another on condition that it satisfies the requirements for the desired status.
  • Based on sufficient reason,the PES/ES or CAO or Town Clerk for post primary can accept a registered school to be upgraded from Ordinary Level‘’O’’to Advanced Level‘’A’’.
  • Schools that wish to upgrade to A-Level status schools for both day and boarding will seek permission to do so following the guidelines below.
  1. An identifiable proprietor/foundation body should conduct a meeting of board of governors to approval or recommend the upgrade of the School to ‘’A’ ’Level Status.
  2. Pick an application form for up-grading of the school to‘A’ Level status from the Ministry of Education headquarters or permanent secretary/ Education secretary or CAO or Town Clerk.
  3. Fill the application form and attach the required documents before submit it to Ministry of Education PES/ES or CAO or Town Clerk.
    • The following are the required documents:
      • A copy of the license letter.
      • The original certificate of registration of the school.
      • Minutes of the BOG approving and/or recommending the up-grading of the school ‘A’ Level status.
      • The District Inspector of Schools’report showing the status of the following
        • The laboratory for ‘A’ Level with the list of basic chemicals and apparatus available.
        • A list of core books available in the library.
        • Status of the classes for ‘A’ Level for both Arts and Science subjects.
    • Numbers of furniture in the ‘A’ Level classrooms.
    • Catchment area.
    • Analysis of ‘O’ Level results of senior 4 candidates handled so far.
    • List of graduate teachers, their qualifications (registration certificates), academic and professional documents; appointment letters and contracts at this level as well as subjects they teach.
    • The application must have 3 reports attached:
    • The District Inspector of Schools;
    • The District Health Inspector; and
    • The Directorate of Education Standards in the region where the school is located.
  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 concerning will upgrade the school and shall verify your application and approve it for license.
  6. Proprietors intending to Upgrade their schools in any given year must ensure that their files are at the Mo-ES headquarters by 30th June of the previous year to enable District Education Supervisor carry out an inspection of the school and advise the Permanent Secretary regarding registration of the School to be Upgraded.
  7. Accelerated upgrade can only be done with express permission of the PS/ES or CAO or Town Clerk for post primary.
  8. Then the certificate of upgrade will be processed and issued to you
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Required Documents[edit]

  • A copy of the license letter.
  • The original certificate of registration of the school.
  • Minutes of the BOG approving and/or recommending the up-grading of the school‘A’ Level status.
  • The District Inspector of Schools’ report showing the status of the following
  • The laboratory for‘A’ Level with the list of basic chemicals and apparatus available.
  • A list of core books available in the library.
  • Status of the classes for‘A’ Level for both Arts and Science subjects.
  • Numbers of furniture in the‘A’ Level classrooms.
  • Catchment area.
  • Analysis of‘O’Level results of senior 4 candidates handled so far.
  • List of graduate teachers, their qualifications(registration certificates),academic and professional documents;appointment letters and contracts at this level as well as subjects they teach.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Education and Sports-Head Office.
Plot 35 Kampala Road, King George way IV
Embassy House and Legacy Tower Block A and B Kyadondo2 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]

Issuance of this certificate is contingent upon the payment of a fee.

Validity[edit]

Valid until the proprietor thinks otherwise.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Maximum Processing Time 5days.

Related Videos[edit]

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Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Instructions[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

  • Application form
  • Approved laboratory tests
  • Particulars of the applicant
  • Particulars of the school
  • Capital costs
  • Business information
  • Particulars of staff composition
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Need for the Document[edit]

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