UNILAG Appoints Prof. Folasade Ogunsola New Acting Vice Chancellor

University of Lagos (UNILAG) Senate Appoints Professor (Mrs.) Folasade Ogunsola as the New Acting Vice Chancellor of the Institution following the Removal of Prof. Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe from Office.

The Senate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Monday 24th August, 2020 appointed Folasade Ogunsola, a Professor of Medical Microbiology, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

Ogunsola, until her election as the Acting VC, was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services. She is the first female to be so appointed in the history of the 58-year-old ivory institution.

Two Deputy Vice-Chancellors, one from Development Services and the other from Management Services, vied for the position.

Out of the 167 senate members who voted at the exercise, 135 voted for DVC Development Services while DVC Management Services got 31 votes, one voided vote was recorded.

In her acceptance speech, Prof. Ogunsola, who is also the chairperson of Infections Control Africa Network, and member of the Lagos State COVID-19 task force, thanked the professors for entrusting her with what she described as a huge responsibility.

“Electing me the acting vice-chancellor at such time the university is going through so much is a big task. But it is a task for all of us, and I appeal to you to help rewrite the story of this great university for good,” She said.