The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has revealed that the polytechnic lecturers regret enrolling in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

This was disclosed by ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, during a meeting with the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba on Tuesday in Abuja, along with other executive members of the union.

According to Mr Ezeibe, IPPIS had been characterized by the omission of staff members’ names and non-remittance of check-off dues, including closing the windows to effect corrections where necessary. He also revealed that polytechnics are not ready to re-open because most of the COVID-19 protocols recommended by the federal government are not in place.

The ASUP President said, “Recall that we had issued a 15-day ultimatum in respect of some pertinent demands before the COVID-19 outbreak; being Nigerians, we had to encourage our members to endure. Be that as it may, with the gradual reopening of economic activities, it is pertinent we bring up these issues again.”

 

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