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Education minister promises execution of presidential order on ASUU’s exclusion from IPPIS

Mr Mamman gave the assurance during a meeting with the leadership of the committee of Provost of Colleges of Education.

• January 24, 2024
Education minister, Tahir Mamman (CREDIT: PUNCH) and ASUU logo( CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA)
Education minister, Tahir Mamman (CREDIT: PUNCH) and ASUU logo( CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA)

The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, has said the ministry will work within the ambit of the law to facilitate the full implementation of the presidential directive on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System as it affects tertiary institutions in the country.

Mr Mamman expressed the commitment during  a meeting with the leadership of the committee of Provost of Colleges of Education in Abuja on Tuesday.

The minister also promised a consistent and positive interface with the committee to ensure industrial peace and harmony in the nation’s Colleges of Education.

On his part, the Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu, commended the positive attitude of the leadership of the Colleges of Education.

Mr Sununu said that the ministry would reciprocate the gesture to ensure a harmonious working relationship with Colleges of Education nationwide.

He called on the leadership of the Colleges of Education and relevant stakeholders to close ranks with the ministry to ensure improved enrolment of students into the colleges.

He said this would guarantee a steady supply of qualified teachers at the basic level of the country’s educational system.

Mr Sununu reiterated that the ministry would continue to work hard to create incentives for teachers and also mobilise enrolment into the Colleges of Education.

Earlier, the Chairman of the committee, Prof. Faruk Haruna, appealed to the minister to facilitate the implementation of the presidential directive to take Colleges of Education out of the IPPIS.

President Tinubu on December 12, 2023, gave a nod for public universities captured in the IPPIS, to exit the payment platform.

In October 2022, the Academic Staff Union of Universities rejected the continuous use of IPPIS for the payment of university lecturers’ entitlements. 

(NAN)

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