Minister of Education promises implementation of IPPIS

Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman

The country’s tertiary institutions would be subject to the presidential directive on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), according to Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman.

The minister made the commitment in his Abuja office when he met with the leadership of the Committee of Provosts of Colleges of Education in Nigeria, according to a statement from the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Goong.

The announcement also stated that the education minister would work with the committee to guarantee harmony and industrial peace in the country’s colleges of education.

The Committee of Provosts of Colleges of Education is made up of provosts of federal, state and private colleges of education, nationwide.

The Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Tanko Sununu, acknowledged the positive attitude of the leadership of colleges of education, adding that the ministry will reciprocate the gesture to ensure good working relationship between the ministry and colleges of education.

Sununu called on the leadership of the colleges and stakeholders to close ranks with the ministry to ensure improved enrolment of students into the colleges to guarantee steady supply of qualified teachers at the basic level of the education system.

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, appealed to the ministers to facilitate the implementation of the presidential directive to take colleges of education out of the IPPIS.