Your IPPS is Not Working, Try Our Own Alternative, ASUU tells FG


The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Friday called on the Federal Government to adopt an alternative system since the Integrated Payroll and Personnel System and its implementation has failed.


Prof Abiodun Ogunyemi, the National President of ASUU, insisted that University Transparency and Accountability Solution developed by the union remained a better option available for the Federal Government in curbing corruption and other challenges in Nigeria’s university system.


He said,

“The IPPS is not working. No much thought was given to it by the people who conceived the project. We are not surprised about its failure because all the issues that were not addressed in its implementation had earlier been raised by ASUU.”

“So, we have not finished with the business of IPPS and very soon, we are going to test our own alternative because we believe that University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, is the way to go.”


The ASUU president cried about infrastructural deficit in the nation’s institutions without much effort by government to address it.


He said,

“Even the most virulent critics of ASUU cannot deny the fact that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, an offshoot of the Education Task Fund which is a product of FGN/ASUU agreement of September 1992 is what currently supports infrastructural development of Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.’’

“Without exaggeration, it could be argued that over 90 per cent of new classrooms, lecture halls, office complexes, hostels and other structures in public universities in the last one and half decades were either funded by TETFund or supported with grants from Needs Assessment Intervention Fund.”


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