NAPS Lauds Tinubu Over Exemption of Polytechnics, Varsities from IPPIS
The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has applauded the President Bola Tinubu-led federal government, for removal of polytechnics, universities and other tertiary institutions from Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information Systems (IPPIS).
The apex polytechnic students union body said the exemption of tertiary institutions from IPPIS would enhance the autonomy and efficiency of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
In a statement signed by the NAPS National Secretary, Comrade Agada Noah, he said that the federal government’s decision which empowered the institutions to independently manage the salary issues of their staff would provide a landmark victory for the academic community.
The statement quoted the NAPS president, Comrade Ridwan OpeyemI, as commending the Federal Executive Council for the decision he described as forward-thinking.
The statement read: “In a historic move towards enhancing the autonomy and efficiency of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has granted approval for the exemption of universities and other tertiary institutions from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information Systems (IPPIS).
“This significant decision empowers these institutions to independently manage the salary issues of their staff, providing a landmark victory for the academic community.
“National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) views this development with immense appreciation to the Federal Government, recognizing the positive impact it will have on the administration and functioning of our revered tertiary institutions.
“The decision reflects a commitment to fostering an environment where universities and colleges can exercise their autonomy in line with established laws.
“The NAPS National President Comrade Ridwan Opeyemi, commends the Federal Executive Council for this forward-thinking decision. This exemption aligns with the persistent calls for the removal of tertiary institutions from the IPPIS system, addressing concerns raised by the Academic Staff of Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and streamlining administrative processes.
“Furthermore, NAPS acknowledges the concurrent decision relieving the managements of tertiary institutions from the bureaucratic burden of seeking approval and waiver from the Office of the Head of Service for recruitment. This progressive step will undoubtedly expedite decision-making processes and enhance the overall efficiency of our academic institutions.
“This marks a pivotal moment for the academic community, heralding a new era of streamlined operations and improved administrative efficacy.”