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We regret registering for IPPIS, Poly lecturers cry out


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe, has said that polytechnic lecturers regret enrolling on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.

Mr Ezeibe made the lamentation during a meeting with the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, on Tuesday in Abuja, along with other executive members of the union.

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According to him, the lamentation came because the IPPIS had been characterised with omission of staff members’ names and non-remittance of check-off dues, including closing the windows to effect corrections where necessary.

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Mr Ezeibe also disclosed that polytechnics are not ready to re-open yet, because most of the COVID-19 protocols put in place by the federal government, are not in place.

He said beyond the sentiments of asking all institutions to resume, the Polytechnics lacked support to enforce resumption protocols.

“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.

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“Be that as it may, with the gradual reopening of economic activities, it is pertinent we bring up these issues again,” Mr Ezeibe said.

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