Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has insisted its University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) did not fail an integrity test.
The test on the payment platform was carried out by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU President, recalled it happened on August 10, 2021, before the National Universities Commission in a statement on Sunday (NUC).
According to the union head, all relevant government authorities, as well as university end-users, were present.
All indicated pleasure with UTAS as an appropriate method for wage payment in universities, according to Osodeke.
“This was attested to by the report coming from NITDA then, to the effect that UTAS scored 85 per cent in User Acceptance Test (UAT)”, he noted.
The NITDA Technical Team reported that out of 687 test cases, 529 cases were satisfactory, 156 cases queried and 2 cases cautioned, according to Osodeke.
The President said on its face value, the score was 77 per cent and questioned if the percentage should be categorized as a failure.
He confirmed that observations and questions were raised by NITDA to which UTAS technical team has to provide clarification.
“As we speak, our engagement with NITDA over the second round of testing continues.
“NITDA gave a report to the fact that UTAS did well in both the integrity test and user acceptability verification.
“Clearly, 85 percent and 77 percent are high class grades in any known evaluation system,” he said.
On Data Centre and hosting of UTAS software, ASUU maintained that these “are clearly outside” its responsibilities.
Osodeke added that ASUU and NITDA were still engaged in the testing process and urged the latter to encourage local content development.