Monday, September 27, 2021

Fresh Varsity Strike Looms As FG And ASUU Resume Fight Over Payment Platforms

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The Federal Government on Tuesday denied allegations that it had rupture agreements it reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

The Spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Ben Gong, who stated this in an interview explained why the Federal Government could not adopt the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, a payment platform developed by ASUU. According to Ben, UTAS does not make provision for tax deductions from salaries. He added that members cannot collect salaries without paying taxes.
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Fresh Varsity Strike Threatens As FG And ASUU Resume Fight
Recall that in March 2020, the body embarked on a strike following its disagreement with the FG over the funding of the universities and implementation of the  IPPIS. The government agreed to pay outstanding salaries to the university lecturers and resolve all other issues which the organization raised.
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Fresh Varsity Strike Threatens
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