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Unilag Elects First Female Acting VC



  • The University of Lagos has named a new acting Vice  Chancellor in Professor Folasade Ogunsola.

    Ogunsola’s emergence follow her emergence as the  candidate with the highest number of votes in the election held on Monday during a senate meeting attended by 167 professors.

    Professor Ogunsola was the deputy Vice Chancellor, Development Services at UNILAG before her emergence.

    According to the result of the election, she secured 135 of 167 votes, while Prof. Ben Ogbojafor, who was also considered for the post by members of the Senate, secured 31 votes. One void vote was, however, recorded.

    Chairman of the Senate Emergency Committee, Prof. Chioma Agomo, also announced the result to journalists after the election.

    Recall that the federal government had last week directed the varsity’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Wale Babalakin, and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, to recuse themselves from official duties, pending the outcome of the Special Visitation Panel set up by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

    The FG had also asked UNILAG Senate to reconvene to appoint an acting VC.

    Born in 1958, Ogunsola is a Professor of Medical Microbiology who specialises in disease control, particularly HIV/AIDS.

    Professor Ogunsola was also an ex-provost of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, and is reputed as being the first woman to occupy the position.

    She became the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services) of the institution in 2017.

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