The management of public universities and other tertiary institutions have been urged to see their recent removal from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) as a new opportunity to reinvigorate and transform the system.

A former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Professor Femi Olaofe, who stated this described the exclusion of public institutions from the IPPIS as “a highly welcome idea and development.”

Speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, the Professor of Chemical Engineering/Industrial Chemistry, however, advised the Vice Chancellors and other principal officers of the institutions to make judicious use of the resources now at their disposal, deploy and manage them effectively.

Olaofe said, “This is the only way we can have an improved training in the tertiary institutions where manpower is produced for the nation. Now the universities can settle down, plan their academic work very well, and improve the quality of their products.

“Not that alone; even the university lecturers can do better research than before by putting improved facilities in place, the workings of the system will be boosted with appropriate management of their financial resources and so on. We are now more or less back to the way they are running it before.”

He equally appealed to the federal government to give the universities 100 percent of what will pay their entire wage bills and adequate funds for the development of the institutions.

IPPIS removal: Ex-DVC counsels public varsity managements

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