The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, during meeting with the leadership of the Senate on Monday presented an alternative to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.
ASUU President stated this while speaking with newsmen after the meeting which lasted for three hours.
Ogunyemi noted that the meeting between leadership of ASUU and Senate is a follow up to the one earlier held in October 2019.
He added that the meetings is targeted at finding a way out of the IPPIS crisis.
The Union in October 2019, assured the leadership of Senate that it would design an alternative to the IPPIS, which would accommodate the peculiarity of the university system.
Ogunyemi said the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, was a home-grown system that would end the eight-month industrial action by ASUU if embraced by the Federal Government.
He said, “We had a positive meeting which was cordial and we are going to continue from there. We will still meet again to continue from where we stopped.”
“We have developed what we call University Transparency and Accountability Solution. We have presented it to the Senate today and the Senate President commended it.”
“We are going to present the platform to other stakeholders. UTAS is home grown while IPPIS is foreign.”
“We have shown that we are inventors, we are creators of software and we are also capable of doing what our colleagues are doing in other parts of the world.”