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Tinubu hailed over ASUU’s exclusion from IPPIS

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An associate professor at the University of Lagos, Dr Tunde Adeoye, has lauded President Bola Tinubu for removing university lecturers from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information system.

According to News Agency of Nigeria, Adeoye, who is a senior lecturer at the Department of Economics of the institution, spoke during an interview on Monday in Sango–Ota, Ogun State.

“Tinubu has done well as IPPIS was not favourable to the university system because it is difficult for vice-chancellors to allow exchange programmes and even employ younger ones into the system. The development may cause the education system to collapse gradually,” he added.

President Tinubu  on December 15, 2023 approved the exemption of federal universities, polytechnic, colleges of education and other tertiary institution workers from the IPPIS.

Adeoye said that the needed reforms that were supposed to take place in Nigeria’s education sector had not taken place due to many challenges affecting the sector.

“We are appealing to the Federal Government for an upward review of our salary considering the current economic realities as our salary was last reviewed in 2009. The government should set up a negotiation panel, which would involve representatives of the government and ASUU towards achieving lasting industrial harmony in the education sector,” he said.

Adeoye urged the Federal Government to increase the annual budgetary allocation to education to tackle the decay in infrastructure across the nation’s tertiary institutions.

 

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