The Federal Government has officially removed tertiary institutions from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) with immediate effect.
Also, the institutions are now mandated to recruit their personnel without recourse to the Office of the Head of Service of the federation in order to reduce bureaucracy involved in such exercises.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said this was part of President Bola Tinubu’s administration efforts to reduce the challenges facing tertiary institutions across the country.
‘’Today at council, a most important decision was taken concerning the education sector of the economy. The vexatious issue bordering the stakeholders in the sector, including the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), was settled.
‘’The payment of universities staff through IPPIS has been settled and they are now to use their platform to pay their staff.
‘’They are now to also recruit their staff through normal criteria. They will, however, continue to be supervised by the Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission as is the practice,’’ he said.