Prof. Folasade Ogunsola has been elected as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, UNILAG.
She was elected among 167 professors at the Senate meeting, who voted to find replacement for the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olutoyin Ogundipe who was asked to step down as the Federal Government inaugurated a panel to look into the crisis rocking the institution.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services) polled 135 votes compared to Prof. Ben Oghojafor’s 31 votes.
It was gathered one vote was declared void.
Ogunsola, born in 1958, is a Nigerian professor of medical microbiology. She specialises in disease control, particularly HIV/AIDS. Ogunsola is also the immediate past provost of College of Medicine, University of Lagos and is reputed as being the first woman to occupy the position.
She obtained her first degree from University of Ife. She got a master’s degree from College of Medicine, University of Lagos, then proceeded for her doctorate at University of Wales between 1992–97.