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EDUCATIONASUU INTRODUCES IPPIS ALTERNATIVE TO SENATE, REVEALS ONLY SOLUTION TO STRIKE

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday introduced an alternative to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, to the Senate leadership. Prof. Ogunyemi addressed reporters after a three-hour closed-door session between ASUU and the leadership of the Senate. According to him, the visit was a follow up to the earlier one held in October 2019 between the body of lecturers and the leadership of the Senate. He said the meetings have been to find a way out of the IPPIS crisis. Back in October 2019, ASUU had told the Senate leadership that it would design an alternative to the IPPIS, which would accommodate the peculiarity of the university system. Ogunyemi said the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, was a home-grown system that would end the eight-month industrial action by ASUU if embraced by the Federal Government. He said, “We had a positive meeting which was cordial and we are going to continue from there. We will still meet again to continue from where we stopped.