Amidst the current struggle of Covid – 19 pandemic aftermath, the nation got hit by a huge recession which has spurred various reactions across length and breath of the country.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to call of its eight-month strike which has grounded academic activities in the public universities. The union leadership reached the consensus during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday. The government also pledged…
The ongoing protests by university students against the Closure of Universities scheduled to continue this week has been postponed
From all indications, the Government has agreed to exempt varsity lecturers from the IPPIS platform.
The meeting was convened as a follow up to the meeting held on Wednesday, 4th November, 2020.
The President of the Students’Union, University of Ibadan, Akeju has called on students of the University to join in the planned #EndAsuuStrike demonstration expected to hapoen on Friday 20th of November 2020.
Meanwhile, ASUU have proven that the system does not capture the remuneration of staff on sabbatical, external examiners, external assessors, and Earned Academic Allowances. Also, it does not address the movement of staff as in the case of visiting, adjunct, part-time, consultancy service, which academics offer across universities in Nigeria as the promotion exercise in the Professional Cadre, which is subject to external assessment that may last for several months; in such cases, when the outcome of the exercise is returned positive, the beneficiary is paid arrears from the beginning of the assessment process, but this cannot be captured by IPPIS.
THE meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over the poor funding of Universities and the controversy surrounding the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, payment platform, yesterday ended without any resolution.
According to him, the Union considers the IPPIS unstable for the university system. He said visitors to state universities should stand up to their responsibilities and state government should not establish universities they cannot fund
ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who confirmed the development on Tuesday, explained that the meeting was the continuaton of the series of meetings they have had in the past with Government officials on the issues of dispute.