ASUU Strike: FG should Remove IPPIS for Strike to End
The Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) has told the Federal Government of Nigeria to stop using the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS) as a Condition for the Union to call off the ongoing Strike.
The ASUU Chairman, Biodun Ogunyemi, gave an interview on Sunday also asking for the patience of Nigerian Students.
Our Union is struggling to ensure that the children of the poor, who cannot afford the prohibitive cost paid in private universities or do not have opportunities to study outside Nigeria, get quality education which is not priced beyond their reach.
This will only happen when government adequately funds public universities and addresses the rot and decay in them.
ASUU has shifted positions in some respects.
For instance, our members have reduced their demand of one tranche N220bn of the outstanding revitalization fund by 50 per cent.
The Union has also agreed that N30bn out of the so far verified arrears of N40bn of the earned academic allowances (EAA) be paid to our members while the balance of N10bn could be spread over the next two tranches.
We were equally making steady progress on other issuesBiodun Ogunyemi
He said that the UTAS would be available for use very soon and that it was developed by the Union themselves instead of the IPPIS that was generated by the World Bank.
He also opined that the FG wants to punish them because of their refusal to use the IPPIS Platform and that it would be easier to use UTAS than capturing it’s members who aren’t on the IPPIS Platform.
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