Senate President, David Mark and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Monday held over three hours meeting aimed at resolving the lingering strike by the union.
The closed door meeting was said to be at the instance of Mark.
It was held at Mark’s National Assembly office with ASUU President, Nasir Fagge and other top officials of the union in attendance.
Though Mark declined comment at the end of the meeting, Fagge described the intervention of the Senate President in the strike as “a welcome development.”
The Senate in plenary had last week mandated Mark to intervene in the over four months strike with a view to getting ASUU members back to the classrooms.
Fagge told journalists that the Senate President invited them to brief him about the issues at stake
He noted that Mark wanted to understand what the problems are
Fagge said, “We have used the opportunity of our meeting to inform him what the problem is to enable him take appropriate step in the matter.
“We robbed minds and we keep saying that every intervention to get this problem resolved and allow us to go back to our classes and teach the students will be acceptable to the union.
“So the intervention by the Senate President is a welcome development but we will await the outcome of the intervention.”
Asked whether the strike will be called off, the ASUU boss declined comment.