Effect of GES study leave without pay are real and anyone thinking of that option should keep reading this post. Do well to take a look at 2020/2021 GES study leave with pay underway requirements as well
The Ghana Education Service – GES has opened the application for study leave with pay for the 2020/2021 academic year. However, one may decide to proceed with going on a study leave without pay. As a teacher working under the Ghana Education Service, it is important that you are abreast with the implications of embarking on a study leave without pay before you act.
What are the effects of GES study leave without pay?
The first effect of GES study leave without pay is that the teacher will lose his or her monthly salary in addition to the monthly SSNIT payments.
In addition, such teachers upon completion of their course will not be posted by the GES. Thus, you lose the outright posting that those who are on leave with pay are entitled to when they complete their programme of study. In other words, you will lose your job as a teacher employed by the Ghana Education Service.
Where there is the possibility of you being re-engaged, the process will be saddled with challenges especially if your re-engagement is through replacement and a staff number is required.
While in school pursuing your programme on study leave without pay, you will be denied promotion opportunities.
Finally upon successfully obtaining the pass to go on study leave without pay, the counting of your years of service comes to a halt until you complete and get re-engaged or employed by the service, however, those who are granted study leave with pay while in school will be seen at still at post and employed and their years in school will be counted.
Based on the above, weigh the pros and cons of going on a study leave with and without pay before you take action.
According to the GES notice dated 26th February 2020, members of the service who qualify to enjoy the study leave must satisfy the following requirements.