Recognised teachers leave 2021.
A leave period is a period within which a teacher is allowed to be off duty for a genuine reason.
‘In compliance with the provisions of the Employment Act 2007, teachers in the public service are entitled to various types of leaves. Part X of the Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT) sets out in detail the specific types of leaves that are applicable in the teaching service and the procedure to be followed in obtaining such leaves.
According to the Teachers Service Commission, all days that an officer is out of his/her work station, formally are known as ‘leave’ days. Just like all other civil servants in the public service and in line with TSC compliance of employment,2007, all teachers (TSC employed) are entitled to the following leaves as contained in the TSC circular ( Reference Number TSCADM/192A/VOL.IXV39) dated 2nd May 2018;
1. STUDY LEAVE
This type of leave is granted to a teacher who for study absents him/herself from duty. For an officer to qualify for the leave he/she must meet the following requirements;
Completes triplicate copies of the study leave form. Whereby the original copy is sent to TSC headquarters and the remaining two copies to be forwarded to the head of the department.
The teacher should then ensure that the application is received by TSC 30 days before the commencement of the leave.
Ensure admission letter or any other proof document is attached to the 3 forms.
One should leave his/her workstation after receiving written approval from TSC.
After completion of studies /research, reporting to the work station should be within 14 days.
If one so wishes to extend the study leave, he/she should seek approval one month prior.
2. ANNUAL LEAVE
Every practising teacher is entitled to a cumulative 42 leave in an academic year, this leave is taken while schools close for holidays. The leave is not supposed to accumulate and split over to the subsequent year. A teacher who is not on annual leave is assumed to be on duty when schools are closed for holidays.
3. MATERNITY LEAVE.
Just as the word suggests, this leave is given to a female teacher who is in confinement. A 90-day maternal leave is granted to this teacher, the days are excluded from the annual leave.
Upon attaching relevant medical forms, a maternity leave form should be submitted to the DEO/MEO/DCE via the head of the school at least one month before commencing the leave.
4. PATERNITY LEAVE.
Most male teachers are not keen on this. Male teachers in the service can also apply for paternity leave Ten days within the period of the partner’s maternity leave. In the event, a teacher has more than one wife, only those spouses captured in NHIF data will guarantee him paternity leave. The application should be sent to the DEO/MEO/CEO with an attachment of a medical letter for the spouse’s confinement.
5. SPECIAL LEAVE.
This is granted by TSC to an officer who has been selected to attend a conference or workshop within a certain period recommended by the employer. The conference should not only be of national importance but also be of importance in the teaching profession. It is granted with pay.
This leave is supposed to be taken during school holidays, however, a teacher can undertake the leave while schools are in session, if the commission is in collaboration with the stakeholders who nominated /selected the teacher for training.
6. SICK LEAVE.
This leave is applied by a teacher whose health is deteriorating in the service. According to the code of regulation for teachers, the leave should be forwarded to the commission within 48hrs for out-patients and 7 days for in-patients. Sick leave will not be granted upon the late submission of the form. Application for sick leave by Head of Institution
An application for sick leave by a Head of Institution shall be forwarded to the Commission not later than Forty-Eight (48) hours where the Head of Institution attended hospital as an out-patient and not later than seven (7) days where the Head of Institution is an in-patient.
7. COMPASSIONATE LEAVE.
A teacher can be granted up to 15 working days of compassionate leave because of a dependent’s illness or bereavement. The leave should be approved by the head of the school before commencement.31 TEACHERS MARK WORLD TEACHERS DAY.
It is important to note that most leaves are sought through official communication whereas others are automatic and these include those that are taken during public holidays.TSC Types Of Leaves For Teachers