License to operate a Private School/Institution

To uphold education standards by restricting entry into the education sector to fit and proper persons

  • An identifiable proprietor; he/she must be a person/organization of good reputation, no criminal record and with the necessary funds to manage the type of institution proposed to be established.
  • An intending proprietor has to get recommendation letters from LCI, LCIII and opinion/religious leader.
  • Finally, the intending proprietor writes to the Permanent Secretary (PS/ES), MoES, explaining his/her intensions and requesting for guidance.
  • The planned school/institution must conform to the District Municipal Education Plan and must be in line with the revised Education Sector Strategic Plan.
  • There must be a development plan particularly for the license period, and proof that 10% of the development plan funds are available.
  • There must be enough land for expansion, playgrounds, school garden and physical education (urban schools may be considered as special cases).
  • Written proof of ownership or lease of land on which school/institution is to be situated or tenancy agreement that is valid for at least (5) five years for a secondary school and 8 years for a primary school (in case of hired buildings) which must have been designed and constructed for purposes of school.
  • Phone:+256 41 234451/4
  • Physical Address:Embassy House, King George VI Way
  • Postal Address:P. O. BOX 7063 Kampala, Uganda
  • Jurisdiction:National
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  • Operating Hours:Moday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)
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