ASUU strike: No decision yet on UTAS – Adamu Adamu. A payment platform, one of the points of disagreement surrounding the protracted industrial strike started by the members of the Academic Staff Union Universities, ASUU, has not yet been approved, according to Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu.
Adamu revealed this yesterday while answering questions on Channels TV.
Recall that ASUU had demanded that its members be transferred from the IPPIS payment portal to the union’s offered UTAS, or University Transparency Accountability Solution.
President Muhammadu Buhari will decide whether or not to sanction the payment platform, according to Adamu.
Actually, the President is awaiting the technical committee’s report on the three payment platforms. One of the reports has been seen by me, but I have not seen the complete report. IPPIS, UTAS, and the U3PS are likely the top three, in my opinion,” he stated.
He stated that the raise in pay for university professors and other higher institutions like polytechnics and colleges of education wouldn’t start right away, but rather in January of the following year.
In response to a question about the “no work, no pay policy,” Adamu stated that the federal government was unwilling to reconsider its position.
“I doubt the government would withdraw. The motivation for them to return should include more than just wage payments. Many things can spur students to return to the classroom, the speaker noted.