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ASUU rejects IPPS, to challenge Buhari on agreement

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The Union of Universities of Academic Personnel (ASUU) challenges President Muhammadu Buhari about the recent directive he gave to the General Accountant of the Federation to include university teachers in the Integrated Payroll Personnel System (IPPS).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The National Auditor of the union, Comrade Christ Piwuna, announced this during a public conference organized by the Bauchi State University, Rama Gadau of the union entitled “University Autonomy and Ethical Reorientation.”

He regretted that the inclusion of universities in the system violates the agreement reached between the federal government and the union since the policy was against the law establishing universities and its amendment law.

According to him, ASUU was not totally against the policy that he believes should be allowed for the Government Councils of Universities to implement that for the staff of its various institutions, not for the federal government.

He said that to guarantee the autonomy of universities, and there is a need for financial independence so that they can promote scholarship and impart knowledge for social development.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Also speaking, the vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Auwal Uba, lamented some unethical practices in some universities, ensuring that his administration will guarantee discipline among his staff, adherence to the principles of integrity, responsibility, professionalism, hard work and total commitment.