ASUU: How IPPIS Will Expose Varsity Lecturers - Presidency
ASUU president Biodun Ogunyemi (file image courtesy: NAN)

The Presidential aide on Social Media Lauretta Onochie has said the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) will expose Nigerian lecturers who have multiple full-time jobs.

Concise News understands that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU’s, rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s order to enrol lecturers in the Integrated Payroll Personnel System (IPPS).

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Buhari had recently mandated the Accountant General of the Federation to include university lecturers in the IPPS.

But the National Auditor of ASUU, Christ Piwuna, said the varsity lecturers would not accept the move as it violates the agreement the union had reached with the federal government.

Piwuna said this during a public lecture organized by the Bauchi State University, Gadau Branch of the union entitled ” University Autonomy and Ethical Reorientation.”

He said ASUU was not entirely against the policy, adding that Governing Councils of Universities should implement that for staff in their schools and not the federal government.

According to him, for Nigerian universities to have the autonomy, financial independence should be handed to them.

The union also claimed that the move is meant to turn the varsities in errand boys.

While reacting to ASUU’s recent claims, Onochie in a tweet on her handle, alleged that many lecturers in Nigeria are not committed to their jobs.

According to her, most of them keep multiple jobs and end up churning out poorly-trained graduates.

“The reason ASUU is fighting the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is that many Lecturers dash from one university to another as full-time Lecturers. The IPPIS will expose those with multiple full-time jobs,” she tweeted.

This is as she admitted, however, that “A University Lecturer should be committed to one Institution that pays him monthly.

“He can support another university on a small scale as a consultant. Working full time in many universities at a time is the reason they churn out graduates with no skills. There’s no commitment.”