Government has a political interest in IPPIS-ASUU

The president of ASUU, Comrade Emmanuel Osodike today in the University of Jos, Plateau State accused the federal government of Nigeria of having a desperate political interest in the controversial payment platform IPPIS.

The President was at the University of Jos, to commission a new Bottled water and beverage factory built by the Academic Staff Union Cooperative (ASUU). VPN gathered that about 30 people are currently employed in the company

Picture of the commissioned Bottled water and Beverage Factory at Dong in Jos North…

In a town Hall Meeting organised immediately after the Company commissioning, a public lecture on the state of Nigeria’s security, the president said “despite the intervention of NIREC, and the directive of Mr President, this is the 12th week of our strike and virtually nothing had happened”

cross-section of the audience-in-town Hall meeting constituting of Parents, Students and Lecturers @the ASUU Secteriate UNIJOS.

The government is doing little or nothing as it stands, the president said. furthermore, issues of quality of education and why ASUU must continue with the strike as a strategy of funding public education.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos advocated that Government should calculate the average sum per student and remit it to the individual university as part of its funding, however, the Comrade President of Asuu disagree quoting Ghana, South Africa and others who contribute 16% of their budget to education.

The President of ASUU also said ASUU will soon take the struggle to Vice-Chancellors and TETfund. he said Tetfund is now compromised and ASUU will fight to sustain its brainchild.

Responding to Questions and answers, the Immediate Past President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, said on the issue of allowing Parents to start paying fees to fund public education? Ogunyemi insists that it’s a matter of ideology, and the union will continue to fight for free education.

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Government has a political interest in IPPIS-ASUU

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