- President Muhammadu Buhari says the IPPIS enrolment will enable transparency in the payment of salaries in Nigerian universities
- The president’s position on the issue was disclosed by the executive secretary of the TETfund, Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, at a convocation ceremony in the University of Jos
- Bogoro explains that the IPPIS enrolment will help eliminate corruption from tertiary institutions
President Muhammadu Buhari has said lecturers in Nigerian universities must enroll in the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) to enable transparency in the payment of their salaries.
Daily Trust reports that a representative of the Nigerian president, the executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund), Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, made the disclosure at the 31st and 32nd convocation ceremony of the University of Jos.
Speaking on behalf of the president, Bogoro said the IPPIS enrolment was one of the measures the federal government had adopted to eliminate corruption from tertiary institutions.
He advised universities in the country to do their best in upholding high educational standard that will make Nigerian universities compete globally.
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan (UI) chapter has said that the federal government is the greatest promoter of fake news following its claim that it has signed up 39,000 lecturers in the IPPIS. system.
ASUU said the claim is not only fraudulent but a figment of the imagination, telling the government to desist from fooling itself, Daily Trust reports.
This was made known by the ASUU chairman of UI, Professor Deji Omole, who added that the union has had the backing of 90% of its members over its stance on the controversial IPPIS.
In another report, the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMinna)'s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has sent a warning message to its officials of IPPIS over the ongoing enrolment exercise for the civil servants.
The Nation reports that the union on Tuesday, December 3, organised a peaceful rally against the IPPIS enrolment, warning that none of its members should be enrolled by the scheme.
Legit.ng gathered that the rally which included the ASUU chairman, Mohammed Attaihiru Ndanisa and some members of the union in the institution, was peacefully conducted as they walked around the school singing solidarity songs and declaring that IPPIS is a scam.
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