The National Education System & the Classification of Educational Institutions

Who may establish a private educational institution?

Whilst s. 73 recognises the establishment of private educational institutions, it does not include any stipulations as to who may establish such institutions. Nor are there in the EA1996 any provisions as to the formation of a company or any requirements on ownership as are found in the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996.

The Education (Registration of Educational Institutions) Regulations 1997 [P.U. (A) 534/1997] envisages ownership by registered companies, partnerships, societies and others. In contrast, under the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996, only registered companies are entitled to apply to establish a private higher educational institution.