Academic staff in Moddibo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, have joined their colleagues in other universities in rejecting the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) introduced by the Federal Government.
Speaking on the development in an interview in Yola, the MAUTECH branch chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr Sadiq Umar, said the union had resolved in its last emergency congress not to be part of IPPIS.
Umar said there were key issues yet to be address by the federal government.
According to him, the refusal of lecturers to enroll was based on their commitment to protect the sanctity of the university system and ensure the protection of public education system.
“The implementation of IPPIS would destruct university hierarchy and system.
“The IPPIS if put in place will reduce the running of university system to a one man show..
“This chapter of ASUU strongly condemned moves where the office of the Account General of the Federation would be the governing council of Universities,” Umar said.
ASUU had continue to insist that IPPIS is a scam, pointing out that even key government organizations like CBN, NDIC and Federal Inland Revenue among others were not enrolled.
ASUU had proposed an alternative to the controversial platform according to its National President, Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi, who said the union was still waiting for government response or call for dialogue on the proposal.