Description: Service for Teachers and Principals, and Administrative Staff only
Category: Jobs/Careers
Office: Human Resource Management Unit
Deadline Date: March 31
Processing Time: 4 to 5 months
Phone: (758) 468-5237/5235/5234
Fee: None
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Completed application forms are submitted to the Ministry on or before March 31, each year.

  • The Information is verified and a recommendation is forwarded to the Ministry of the Public Service on behalf of persons who meet the requirements, for onward submission to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval.

Requirements: Completed application forms
Officers with less than five (5) years of consecutive service are not eligible for consideration for study leave with pay awards to pursue long term studies (that is studies longer than six months)
The maximum period for study leave with pay is three (3) years.
  1. Officers who are in receipt of study leave with pay awards are expected to report for duty on the first working day of the next month upon expiration of their study leave with pay period to ensure salary payment

  2. Continuation of study leave with pay is dependent upon the presentation of documentary evidence (transcript of grade) of his /her current enrollment and successful completion of studies for the preceding period

  3. Officers who have received Government endorsed awards in the past will NOT be considered for Study Leave with Pay unless that officer has served for three (3) years after completing the first course of study.

  4. On the award of Study Leave with Pay, all allowances to which an officer is entitled to ceases at the beginning of the study leave period

  5. Study Leave with Pay, when granted for a particular year will not be deferred until the following year, as approval is not carried over for the succeeding year. Candidates will have to re-apply the following year.

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