The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman says the Ministry will work within the ambit of the law to facilitate full implementation of the presidential directives on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information system (IPPIS) for tertiary institutions.
A statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Ben Goong in Abuja on Tuesday said the commitment was made when the leadership of the committee of Provost of Colleges of Education met with the Minister.
The Minister also promised a consistent and positive interface with the committee to ensure industrial peace and harmony in the nation’s Colleges of Education.
In the same vein, the Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu admonished the positive attitude of the leadership of the Colleges of Education, adding that the Ministry would reciprocate the gesture to ensure a harmonious working relationship between the Ministry and all Colleges of Education nationwide.
Sununu called on the leadership of the Colleges of Education and relevant stakeholders to close ranks with the Ministry to ensure improved enrolment of students into the Colleges.
This is as he said would guarantee steady supply of qualified teachers at the basic level of the country’s educational system.
He added that the Ministry would continue to work hard to create incentives for teachers as well as mobilise enrollment into the Colleges of Education.
Earlier, Chairman of the committee of all provosts of Colleges of Education, Prof. Faruk Haruna and his counterpart from the Federal Colleges of Education, Dr Ali Adamu were unanimous in appealing to the Ministers to facilitate the implementation of the presidential directive to take Colleges of Education out of the IPPIS.