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2024 GES study leave with pay: How to apply, Download form, Requirements, Documents to be submitted

The Ghana Education Service (GES) wishes to bring to the notice of its eligible employees the
approved subject areas for Study Leave With Pay for 2024 academic year.

In line with the GES. Study Leave With Pay policy, employees of the service should satisfy the following conditions to qualify for the award of Study Leave With Pay.

Conditions for the Grant of Study Leave With Pay

  1. The minimum number of years to serve before qualifying for the grant of Study Leave With Pay is 3 (three) years of satisfactory service. A beneficiary of Study Leave With Pay shall be bonded for the number of years served at the Institution plus one (1) year.
  2. An applicant (staff of GES) who has served in a designated deprived area for Two (2) years may be eligible for consideration for the grant of Study Leave With Pay.
  3. Non-Professional graduate teachers should have served for at least one (1) year before being eligible for any of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) course.
  4. Staff of the Service returning from Secondment must serve a minimum of two (2) years before they become eligible for Study Leave With Pay.
  5. Staff of the Service who vacate, leave the service and are re-appointed/re-engaged must serve a minimum of five (5) years before being eligible for Study Leave With Pay.
  6. A Staff who does not qualify for the grant of Study Leave With Pay in the first year cannot apply again in the second year of his/her studies. The Staff must apply for Study Leave Without Pay to pursue the course.
  7. A Staff who is eligible for Study Leave With Pay must have a minimum of two (2) years to serve after the course. For example, a Staff who is Fifty-Five (55) years and above cannot apply for Study Leave With Pay to pursue a course that lasts Four (4) years or more. He/She
    can, however, apply to pursue courses that have a duration/between One (1) and Two (2) years.
  8. A Staff shall be eligible for Study Leave With Pay subject to the following:
    a) Good conduct and performance
    b) Recommendation by immediate supervisor
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Documents Required For GES Study Leave With Pay

The following documents are to be presented for the study leave with pay 2024/2025 include the following.

  1. Updated Personal Record Form with a passport picture.
  2. First appointment letter
  3. Confirmation letter.
  4. Certificates (BECE, WASSCE & DBE)
  5. Birth Certificate
  6. Payslip
  7. SSNIT Card

How To Apply

  1. If you are a qualified teacher you will acquire an application form and personal Record Form from the District Education Office. You can still download the forms HERE
  2. After filling the forms applicants should complete 4 copies application forms and Attach Certified Copies of required certificate.
  3. Applications are to be submitted to the applicant’s Regional Director through the District Director or Head of Institution.
  4. The Regional or District Directors would ensure that the list of all applicants reach the Director, Human Resource Management and Development Division (HRMD) at the GES Headquarters by the end of May, every year.
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