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GES STUDY LEAVE: Know these facts about 2020 GES study leave with Pay- A must Read!


Many teachers in the GES have a lot of mind baffling questions which needs answers. Have you ever bothered about getting answers for yourself? Where and who will help you get the answers?

Well, Listengh.net education portal will help our readers find more relevant educational content that will satisfy all curiosities with respect to matters related to the Ghana Education Service (GES).

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Will study leave with pay still be effective as top-up programmes have been introduced by the various educational institutions?

Study leave with pay will gradually be scrapped because GES has realized that you can further your studies while working and receiving salary at the same time. Due to this circumstance, study leave with pay will be considered as a waste of resources and a cheat.

When this measure becomes effective, one can do the Sandwich or Distance programs without being a victim of the rumour that the regular has more advantage against the Sandwich.

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Does it mean they would grant it this year?

Yes, but early next year because as it stands only the University of Cape Coast (UCC) admissions are out but other universities are to resume in January, next year.

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Do you apply for admission before applying for study leave with pay or you apply after gaining admission into the university?

Previously, individuals used to apply for admission and also apply for study leave at the same time while waiting for the outcome.

But currently, the trend has changed per the directive that came this year (2020), you apply for  the study leave first before applying for university admissions.

 What do you do in case you gain admission but you are denied a study leave with pay?

When you apply for study leave with pay and you denied, it means you either not qualified or the number allocated to that particular course is full hence you either have to defer the course for next year or you go-ahead to pursue the course without salary. That is when you can fund yourself without the salary.

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Better still; you can make an internal arrangement with your headteacher so that you can go to school to study and comes back to school to teach 2 days out of 5.

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My question is what is GES doing about the study leave with pay applicants whose admissions have been delayed due to the abnormal times?

From the checks of Listengh.net, thousands of teachers applied for study leave with pay in this particular year. Many applicants are dumbfounded as to when their status will be made known to them but applicants are to expect it when universities resume next year.


  1. Mr. Ralph please, my brother applied for study leave “UEW” with his diploma certificate but on the application letter they have indicated on level 100. Please, is there any reason for that? The course chosen is B.ED.IN BASIC ED. Thank you.


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