The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, the University of Ibadan and some other federal university chapter of ASUU has said they would not comply with the Federal Government’s directive on IPPIS.
ASUU’s Chairman, Prof. Rabiu Nasir, saido on Wednesday in Kaduna that since the national body had rejected the IPPIS, the chapter had no option but to do the same.
Nasir said, “ABU ASUU will not comply with the President’s directive on the IPPIS. ASUU as a body has rejected the IPPIS. So, all the branches are following suit.”
The union chairman at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr Adeola Egbetokun, said the leadership of the branch would not call any congress over the matter.
He said, “Our congress had already resolved to uphold and sustain the decision of the national body that our members would not be allowed to be railroaded into the scam of the IPPIS.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the IPPIS is a violation of the university autonomy, an integral part of the agreement government entered into with ASUU.”
He said ASUU would continue to challenge government on the issue in the court of public opinion, adding that “ASUU members are loyal and resolute on the matter of IPPIS. Our members are aware of the demerits of the platform and ready to protect the sanctity of university autonomy