Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has acknowledged that the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) continous strike is boosting the continuing nationwide protests of #EndSARS.
The Minister who mentioned this on the ongoing reconciliatory assembly between representatives of ASUU and authorities, additionally affirmed that they aren’t attempting to switch the Built-in Payroll and Personnel Info System (IPPIS) with the College Transparency Account System (UTAS),
Ngige additional lamented that the extended strike has led to youngsters who’re imagined to be in class being recruited into the “#EndSARS, #EndStrike, #EndSWAT” protests.
“For the previous one week, we’ve got all been on our toes, we’ve got been assembly and we pray that this assembly will yield some good fruits. We don’t take very nice pleasure, to the truth that the kids who’re imagined to be in class are being recruited into the #EndSARS, #EndStrike, #EndSWAT and all of the form of conditions.
“As a lot as doable, we’ll attempt to see how we will meet ourselves midway, in order that we will resolve this disaster to the advantages of all and the nation at giant.”
The Minister who famous that the federal government has commenced the method of testing UTAS which ASUU members claimed accommodates the peculiarities of college programs, averred that each one the three levels of take a look at can be concluded inside the timeframe the union gave authorities.
“We now have had the preliminary report and test-run on the UTAS, which is the College Transparency Accountability Resolution. We imagine that with that, we can get it proper.
“Let me make it clear to members of the press, we by no means mentioned UTAS will change IPPIS as a few of you’re reporting, No! The UTAS developed by them is for the College programs and so they really feel that it captures the peculiarities which are configured to accommodate all of the peculiarities of the College programs particularly because it impacts the Professors and different educating workers, and even the Non-Tutorial Workers. That’s the scenario.
“We, as authorities really feel we’re going to put it up for exams – three levels of take a look at. We now have achieved the primary stage of take a look at which is throughout the timeline of six months that ASUU promised. We’re going to do different integrity take a look at, Alpha take a look at, Beta take a look at and the one they name roll-over and different no matter take a look at. It’s the technologists that know all these exams. However that is the spherical we’re occurring now.”