…as union declares employment, promotion under new system illegal
Olusoji Ajibola, Ibadan
Academic Staff Union of Universities has said that it will not recognise any appointment or promotion of any of its members carried out under the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System.
The Union in its Strike Bulletin volume 10 released on Monday in Ibadan faulted the appointment of new staff and promotion of any its members under the controversial IPPIS, which it declared illegal.
ASUU maintained that it would insist on reversal of appointments and promotions during the strike for failing to meet established norms and procedures for doing so.
The Union as contained in the Bulletin is happy when her members are promoted but not without following due process of academic elevation.
It warned its members against filling any form or document sent to them through their Vice Chancellors, alleging that some university Vice Chancellors were working National Universities Commission for ‘fake’ data collection.
He added, “It is against the ongoing struggle for any member to participate in any appointment during the time because it will fail all standard procedures. How many institutions can boast of functional institutional mail?
“How many of the institutions have functional Internet service? Some of them are behind the problems facing universities with corrupt behaviours. ASUU wrote petitions to anti-corruption agencies on these VCs but got no results which makes us to believe they are working with the rulling class to destroy common patrimony.
“Employing under IPPIS while on strike is also an illegality. The will insist on reversal of such appointments. We shall pursue our desire to get the best of University for our Children as well as best welfare system for our members.”