The National Association of Nigerian Students on Wednesday commended the Federal Government for excluding universities, polytechnics and colleges of education from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System platform.

The association, in a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja and signed by the Senate President of NANS, Akinteye Babatunde, said the exemption came as a significant relief to personnel in the higher education sub-sector.

The statement reads: “This exemption serves as a significant relief to our universities and tertiary institutions, responding to persistent concerns raised by academic authorities. President Bola Tinubu's responsiveness to calls from the education sector underlines his commitment to promoting an environment conducive to learning and academic excellence.

“We commend the government’s understanding of the complexities involved and its willingness to engage in dialogue to reach a beneficial solution for all stakeholders.

“As we celebrate this positive development, NANS calls on our esteemed teachers to seize this opportunity by being proactive in carrying out their duties. The heart of our nation's progress lies in the education provided in these institutions, and the dedication of teachers is fundamental to shaping our country's future.

“NANS encourages a renewed sense of collaboration between government and educators to ensure the continuous improvement of our education system. Let us work collectively to create an atmosphere conducive to academic growth, research and innovation.

“Once again, we express our gratitude to the Federal Government for responding to the calls and look forward to continued collaboration with the government to address the challenges and improve the quality of education in Nigeria.”