Despite talks, FG sends delegates to varsities for IPPIS capturing –ASUU

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Indications emerged on Friday that the faceoff between the Federal Government and the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities may not end soon .

Despite the ongoing discussions between the two , ASUU said the government had sent officials from the office of the Accountant - General of the Federation to commence enrolment of lecturers on the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

Saturday PUNCH reported that despite offers of N 20bn to cater for the revitalisation of public universities and another commitment of N 40 bn for Earned Academic Allowances , ASUU had remained adamant that they would not enlist in the IPPIS scheme .

On March 23, ASUU declared a “ total and indefinite strike ” over the failure of the Federal Government to keep to the 2019 Memorandum of Action and over the lingering crisis on the IPPIS.

The union had brought forward five contentious issues in the 2019 MoA which are ; revitalisation fund for universities, outstanding earned academic allowances , renegotiation of the 2009 agreement , proliferation of universities, particularly by state governments and establishment of visitation panels to universities.

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