Yes. Students taking online courses with an accredited collge or university are considered full time student if he/she is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester or an equivalent full time student schedule.
Yes. In special circumstances, an officer may request leave without pay for up to four weeks per calendar year. Leave without pay must be requested in writing or by completing the Leave Application Form, through the line manager at least eight weeks in advance and is subject to the discretion of the Head of Department or Permanent Secretary and the Department of Human Resources.