UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS GUIDING APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL LEAVE
The definition of the various forms of Educational Leave in the University and regulations guiding them are as follows:
DEFINITION OF EDUCATIONAL LEAVE
“Educational leave shall be leave granted to members of staff for the purpose of engaging in study and research either for the acquisition of higher degrees, professional qualification of the intellectual development of the individual”.
A) STAFF DEVELOPMENT LEAVE
Chapter viii Section 2(iv) of the Reviewed Regulations Governing the Conditions of Service for CONTISS 06/CONUASS 01 and Above states that:
“Staff Development leave shall be granted to employees on CONTISS 01-11/CONUASS 01-04 for specific programme of study lasting up to three (3) years, provided such a programme is considered relevant to the needs of his Department/Unit. However, the University would continue to assist sponsoring all members of staff on programmes that are considered necessary for ensuring their productivity and the overall effectiveness of the University”.
Item 48, Review of General Guidelines for approving Educational Leave; Ref: 44 Statutory Meeting held on Friday, 4th February, 2005, Appointments and Promotions Committee (Academic) 2003-2004/257 states as follows:
C) EXTENSION OF STUDY LEAVE
Reviewed Regulations Governing the Conditions of Services of Employees on CONTISS 06/CONUASS 01 and Above Chapter VIII Section 3(vi):
“It shall be mandatory for a member of staff granted educational leave to return to the University immediately after the leave and not to terminate his appointment with the university before at least one session has elapsed after his return to the University.”
“However, extension of leave may be granted up to a maximum of half of the approved leave period”.
D) FELLOWSHIP/TRAINING LEAVE
Chapter VIII Sections 1 & 2 (ii – iii) of the Conditions of Service of Employees on CONTISS 06/CONUASS 01 and Above states:
E) SABBATICAL LEAVE
According to Chapter (viii), Sections 2 (v) and 7(a – b) of Reviewed Regulations Governing the Condition of Service of Employees on CONTISS 06/CONUAS 01 and Above states:
i. (a) “Confirmed members of the academic staff, and Administrative and Professional
Staff, shall where applicable, be entitled to sabbatical leave.
(b) “In the case of academic staff, sabbatical leave shall not commence earlier than the end of the academic session in which the application is made”.
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