Mild drama ensued on Monday at the Trenchard Hall of the University of Ibadan, UI, venue of the enrollment into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS for the staff of the premier University, Naijaparry reports.
Chairman, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) Comrade Wale Akinremi led members in peaceful protest against the decision of the university management to remove the names of the staff of the staff school to enrol on the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The Non-teaching staff under the umbrella of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU and National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT unanimously agreed that none of their members would further participate in the exercise unless the staff of ISI are also allowed to be captured under the programme.
However, after a meeting which lasted for about two hours, it was resolved that the staff of ISI should be allowed to be captured by the IPPIS staff.
According to him, ” The non-teaching members of staff in the universities agreed that the federal government is working towards reducing corruption in terms of emoluments payments and all those things, we are willing to support and we believe we will be able to capture some peculiarity of the university system.
“Unfortunately, the University of Ibadan, as usual, has been recalcitrant about the issue of staff school. Federal Government wrote to them that they should capture staff school teachers, we have court judgment but the management of this university unilaterally refuse to register the staff school teachers.
So, we have an instruction from our national headquarters that wherever such is happening, we should close down the university. we did not even do that here today but we decided to carry out a protest here and stopped the data capturing until the affected teachers are captured.
“But overnight the management decided to cave to pressure mounted on them by our union. we don’t know why they are doing that.
“We have met with the IPPS staff and they actually informed us authoritatively that they are capturing the staff school teachers and all members of the non-teaching staff in the university.
The Deputy Registrar,University of Ibadan, Mr Ibukun Akinbola also assured the non-academic teaching staff that the Staff of the University of Ibadan staff school will be captured in the exercise.
He informed them that the exercise will commence as agreed by between 12.30 and 1:00 pm.
Members of the Academic staff continued to shun the onboarding into the federal government system.