Following the success of the meeting between The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and the House Committee on Tertiary Education today, a meeting has been scheduled between the Union and the Federal Government tomorrow, Thursday at 2:00pm.
This was made known by the Spokesperson of the ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, in a short message sent to DailyTrust correspondent and noted that the meeting will be as it concerns the lingering crisis in the tertiary institutions.
However, the agenda of the meeting was not disclosed, but UNIMAIDGIST understands that the meeting will be centred on issues surrounding Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) as there strong indications that the Government may consider the University Transparency Account System, UTAS proposed by ASUU over its own IPPIS.
in the statement: “The Honorable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige will be meeting with Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. The meeting is scheduled as follows: Thursday 15th October 2020”.
Daily Trust reports that the federal government and the ASUU had been at loggerheads over issue on the platform.
The government, however, said on Tuesday that it is considering the adoption of the University Transparency Account System (UTAS) presented by the ASUU a day after leadership of the union met with National Assembly heads.