Study Leave with pay for the 2023/2024 Academic Year is Out

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has opened applications for the 2023/2024 study leave with pay for its staff.

Requirements for GES study leave with pay for the 2023/2024 Academic Year

  1. Applicants must have served at least three years after completing the College of Education.
  2. Applicants who are serving the GES in deprived districts or schools are eligible to apply.


  1. All qualified applicants must pursue an approved course as determined by the director of GES.
  2. GES staff who are pursuing second or third-degree do not qualify for study leave with pay.

  3. Principle Superintendents who obtained their rank through a sandwich programme do not also qualify to apply.

  4. GES staff who are 55 years and above do not qualify for the study leave with pay.

  5. Members who vacate the  Service and are re-engaged must serve a minimum of five (5) years before being eligible for study leave with pay.

  6. Members who are eligible for study leave with pay must serve for a minimum of two(2) years after the study leave the course.

  7. Teachers pursuing courses meant for non-teaching personnel will not enjoy study leave with pay.

  8. Non-Teaching staff pursuing courses meant for teachers personnel will not enjoy study leave with pay.

  9. Study leave with pay will not be granted for part-time courses/programmes.

How Many Times Is One Eligible For Study Leave With Pay

After you acquire a degree, you would be placed at a rank of PS and GES doesn’t give study leave to teachers beyond this rank. Hence teachers who have not obtained their degree have only one chance.

Which Courses Attracts Study Leave With Pay


Only education-related courses. Even that, they give higher quota to some courses than others.

GES will not sponsor you to go and do pursue a course after which you would use that certificate to seek employment elsewhere.

They only want you to upgrade your skills and knowledge in any of the education-related courses and come back and be of benefit to the service.

Understanding The Study Leave Promotion Ranks

The entry rank for the diploma is Senior Superintendent II professional, and you qualify to be promoted to SS I after four years of service. If you serve another three years, you qualify to be promoted to Principal Superintendent.

But let’s say you came into the service directly with a degree, Your entry rank is Principal Superintendent.

If you come into the service with Diploma and later went for either Two years Post Diploma in basic education(Degree in basic education) or Four Years Degree (Second cycle education -Regular) by any of the modes, you would jump over the rank of SS l directly to Principal superintendent.



How To Get Study Leave With Pay

Conditions Upon Which Study Leave With Pay Would Be Granted.
Applicants for study leave with pay must have;

  1. Good Conduct
  2. Satisfactory Performance

  3. Recommendation by immediate supervisor/Director.

How To Get Study Leave With Pay Forms


Applicants are to obtain study leave with pay application forms from District or Regional Education offices nationwide.

Click on the link below to download the study leave with pay application form.


Applicants should complete 4 copies application forms and Attach Certified Copies of the required certificate.

Applications are to be submitted to the applicant’s Regional Director through the District Director or Head of Institution.

The Regional or District Directors would ensure that the list of all applicants reaches the Director of, the Human Resource Management and Development Division(HRMD) at the GES Headquarters.


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Below is the subject allocation and its corresponding percentages for Study Leave with Pay 2022/23


Subjects with 60% Allocation for Study Leave with Pay 2023/2024

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. English Language
  4. Biology
  5. Integrated Science
  6. Mathematics
  7. Physical Education
  8.  French



Documents Needed for Study Leave with Pay for the 2023/2024 Academic Year 

  1. Application Letter (1)
  2. Filled out of Study Leave Form (4)
  3. Filled Personal Records (4)
  4. Photocopies of First Appointment Letter (4)
  5. Photocopies of all Certificates (4)
  6. Current Paastport Pictures (4)
  7. Current Payslip (4)



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Subjects with 30% Allocation for Study Leave with Pay 2023/2024

  1. Special Education
  2. Ghanaian Language
  3. Early Childhood
  4. Religious Studies
  5. Visual Arts (GKA, Creative Arts, Sculpture)
  6. Guidance and Counselling
  7. Vocational Education ( Clothing and Textiles, Hospitality Management, Catering, Fashion & Design, Management in Leaving).
  8. Technical Courses ( Tech drawing, Electronics, Applied Electricity, Refrigeration, Welding, Metal Work, Building Construction, Auto Mechanic, Auto Works, Draughtmanship, Creative Arts, and Graphic Design).


Subjects with 5% Allocation for Study Leave with Pay 2023/2024

  1. Government
  2. Geography
  3. Economics
  4. Music
  5. Laboratory Technician


Teachers can check Important Guidelines and Requirements for 2022 GES Study Leave with Pay HERE




Completed application should reach the various district directorates no later than 31st May 2023


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