GES Study Leave with Pay Courses

GES Study Leave with Pay Courses

The Ghana Education Service – GES Study Leave with Pay Courses for the 2024/2025 academic year has just been announced by GES. This year’s Study leave program allows both teaching and non-teaching staff to submit applications for their study leave with a percentage allocated to each course.

In this post, we will explore the approved GES study leave courses, eligibility requirements, and how to apply for your study leave.

Approved GES Study Leave Courses 2024

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has approved the following courses/subjects for study leave with pay for teachers;

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Integrated Science
  4. Physical Education
  5. ICT – Information Communication Technology
  6. French Language
  7. Physics
  8. Chemistry
  9. Biology
  10. Special Education
  11. Guidance and Counselling
  12. Ghanaian Language (Ewe, Ga, Asante Twi, etc)
  13. Early Childhood
  14. Visual Arts
  15. History
  16. Geography
  17. Religious Studies
  18. Social Studies
  19. Technical Programmes
  20. Supply and Logistics
  21. Laboratory Technician
  22. Library. Information Studies

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Requirements For GES Study Leave With Pay 2024

Applicants with the Ghana Education Services (GES) must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for a study leave with pay for the 2024/2025 applications;

  1. Applicant must serve a minimum of three (3) years after completing the College of Education
  2.  A GES staff who served two (2) years in a deprived district/school is eligible.
  3. The qualified applicant must pursue an approved recognized GES course as determined by the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service.
  4. Staff pursuing second and third degrees do not qualify for study with pay but could pursue sandwich or distance programmes.
  5. Teachers who have attained the GES ranks of Principal Superintendent through sandwich and Distance courses do not qualify for study leave with pay.
  6. GES staff who are fifty-five years and above do not qualify for study leave with pay.
  7. A Staff shall be eligible for Study Leave With Pay subject to the following:
    • Good conduct and performance
    • Recommendation by immediate supervisor
  8. 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) courses.
  9.  A staff of the GES who vacates or leaves the service and is re-appointed/re-engaged must serve a minimum of five (5) years before being eligible for Study Leave With Pay.

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Approved Quota for GES Study Leave Courses 2024

The Ghana Education Service has allocated a quota for each study leave course and each applicant will be sponsored based on the percentage allocated to their subject of study.

60% Quota Subjects

  • English Language
  • Physics, Chemistry
  • Biology, Mathematics
  • Integrated Science
  • Physical Education
  • ICT – Information Communication Technology
  • French Language

30% Quota Subjects

  • Special Education
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Ghanaian Language (Ewe, Ga, Asante Twi, etc)
  • Early Childhood
  • Visual Arts
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Technical Programmes

10% Quota Subjects

  • Supply and Logistics
  • Laboratory Technician and Library
  • Information Studies

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Required Documents for GES Study Leave Application

You will be required to submit copies of the following documents during your GES study leave application;

  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

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Disadvantages of Study Leave without Pay

  1. Loss of salary and SSNIT contribution
  2. Denial of outright posting after your study
  3. Challenges of re-engagement, especially through replacement where a staff number is required
  4. Denial of GES promotions while in school.
  5. Years in school are not counted as years of service

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