UNILAG Senate Elects Professor Ogunsola As Acting VC

UNILAG Senate Elects Professor Ogunsola As Acting VC



Senate members of the University of Lagos on Monday elected Professor Folasade Ogunsola as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the school.

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.

The Senate Emergency Committee Chairman, Professor Chioma Agomo who spoke to Channels Television after the election said due process was followed in electing the new acting VC as directed by the Federal Government.

Professor Ogunsola until her election, was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Development Services.

She was the provost of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

Her research areas have been centered on the regulation and management of viral diseases, particularly HIV.

She is also the principal investigator at AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) at the University of Lagos and has been the chairman of the Infection Control Committee of Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Furthermore, she is the chairman of the National Association of Colleges of Medicine in Nigeria.

Professor Ogunsola is expected to act in the new role until the outcome of the Special Visitation Panel set up by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.