ASUP says polytechnics can’t meet COVID-19 protocols for resumption; reveals that lecturers regrets enrolling on IPPIS

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

The Federal Government on Tuesday met with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics in a bid to avert a planned nationwide strike by lecturers.

ASUP had given the FG a 15-day ultimatum to implement the polytechnics NEEDS assessment, as well as correct the challenges of the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System.

ASUP President Anderson Ezeibe led a delegation to the meeting with the FG.

While speaking, Ezeibe, noted that polytechnics could not meet the COVID-19 protocols required for resumption.

“Beyond the sentiments of announcing that all institutions resume, the polytechnics lacked support to enforce resumption protocols,” he said.

He further noted that polytechnic lecturers regrets enrolling on the IPPIS, saying that the system is bad, omits staff members names and non-remittance of check-off dues.

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

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