Application for TSC leaves is now fully automated and executed online.
- Annual leave
- Sick leave
- Maternity leave
- Compassionate leave
- Sick leave
- Paternity leave
- Study leave
- Adoption leave
- Clearance to travel out of the Country
All teachers are entitled to 30 days of annual leave per calendar year, which should be used solely during school holidays. Teachers’ annual leave should not be accumulated and carried over to the following year.
The Commission clarified vide Circular No. 1 of 2017 that Special Leave may only be taken during school holidays. This was intended to ensure that instructional leadership and curriculum implementation which is the core mandate of the teaching service is not compromised.
This position will remain in place except where the Commission at its own discretion or in collaboration with its partners has nominated a teacher to attend a seminar, training, or conference when schools are in session.
As provided under the CORT, a female teacher is eligible for 90 calendar days’ maternity leave per annum with full pay. Such a teacher shall not forfeit her annual leave on account of having taken her maternity leave.
Accordingly, while computing maternity leave, any day falling within the period when a teacher is on annual leave duly applied for and approved, should be excluded so that the two leaves do not run concurrently. In the event a teacher has not applied for annual leave, the computation for maternity leave of the ninety (90) calendar days shall run continuously.
As the name suggests, this leave is granted on compassionate grounds which may include cases of bereavement, sickness of a family member, or any other ground, which in the view of the teacher’s immediate supervisor, is so compelling to qualify a teacher to be absent from duty.
As provided under Regulation 111 (2) of the CORT Application for sick leave should be forwarded to the Commission as fast as t is practically possible but strictly not later than 48 hours for out-patient cases and seven (7) days for in-patient cases
The Commission will not grant belated sick leave as such practice does not conform to the provisions of the CORT. In computing the period of sick leave under regulation 113, please note that the period of leave should run cumulatively within one Calendar year.
The Commission shall upon application, grant a male teacher twenty-one calendrer days paternity leave with full payment within the duration of the wife’s, maternity leave which leaves may grant only once a year.
A teacher who intends to proceed with study leave shall apply to the Commission through the Head of the institution by completing the application for study leaves in the manner set out in from S under the third-fourth schedule.
This shall be given to any female or male teacher who wishes to adopt a child.
Clearance to travel out of the Country
Any teacher wishing to spend leave outside the Country must obtain clearance from the TSC headquarters as required under regulation 137 of the CORT. Requests for such clearance must be accompanied by a copy of approved leave for which traveling is required.
How to apply TSC leaves
Seeking to apply for a TSC leave? Use the link below and fill out the online form.