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Leave for Exams

Publication date: 14 November 2019 - 17 Rabi' al-awwal 1441

• An employee shall, upon the approval of the employer to enroll in an education institute or to continue within such institution, have the right to a fully paid leave to sit for an examination of an unrepeated year, the leave duration shall be based on the days of actual examination. However, if the examination is for a repeated year, the employee shall have a right to an unpaid leave for a duration of the actual examination days. The employee shall, without prejudice to disciplinary action, be denied such pay if it is proven that the employee did not sit for the exam.

• If the employee did not have the approval of the employer to enroll in the education institute, the employee may take a leave for a duration of the actual exam days to be calculated from the employee's days of annual leave if available, if unavailable then the employee may take an unpaid leave for the actual days of vacation.

• The employee should apply for such leave no less than fifteen days from its occurrence.

• The Employer may ask the employee to present supportive documents alongside the application for the exam leave, as well as documents supporting that the employee undertook such examination.​

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