Federal Government through the ministry of education has pledged to facilitate the full implementation of the presidential directive on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) as it affects tertiary institutions in the country.
President Bola Tinubu had in December given a nod for public universities captured in the IPPIS to exit the payment platform.
Minister of Education, Prof. Mamman Tahir made the commitment in his office yesterday in Abuja during a meeting with the leadership of the committee of Provosts of Colleges of Education in Nigeria.
In a statement signed by the Director of Media and Public Relations, Mr. Ben Goong, Tahir also promised a consistent and positive interface with the committee to ensure industrial peace and harmony in the Nation’s Colleges of Education.
The statement added that Minister of State, Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu admonished the positive attitude of the leadership of the Colleges of Education.
He added that the ministry will reciprocate the gesture in order to ensure a harmonious working relationship between the ministry and all Colleges of Education nationwide.
Sununu called on the leadership of the Colleges of Education and relevant stakeholders to close ranks with the ministry to ensure improved enrolment of students into the colleges in order to guarantee steady supply of qualified teachers at the basic level of our educational system.
“The minister added that the ministry will continue to work hard to create incentives for teachers as well as mobilise enrolment into the Colleges of Education,” the statement added.
Speaking earlier, Chairman of the committee of all provosts of Colleges of Education nationwide, Prof. Faruk Haruna and the Chairman of the Committee of Provosts of Federal Colleges of Education Dr. Ali Adamu were unanimous in appealing to the ministers to facilitate the implementation of the presidential directive to take Colleges of Education out of the IPPIS.