November 28, 2023


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UNILAG appoints first female VC

The Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced Prof. Folasade Ogunsola as the 13th substantive Vice Chancellor of the institution.

The announcement was made at the end of the special meeting of the Council.

Ogunsola, who is the first female Vice Chancellor of the institution, will succeed the outgoing VC, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe in November 2022.

Her appointment is for five years with effect from Saturday, November 12, 2022, to Thursday, November 11, 2027.

This comes at a time when the school is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

The Professor of Medical Microbiology was the pioneer Provost of the College of Medicine in Idi Araba, Lagos, and also served as a deputy vice-chancellor to Ogundipe.

Recall that when Ogundipe was removed from office by the then Governing Council Chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin, SAN, she was appointed the acting VC for three months before the Federal Government reinstated Ogundipe.

Ogunsola is the daughter of the late eminent geographer, Prof. Akin Mabogunje.

Born in 1958, Ogunsola holds a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology, an MSc in Medical Microbiology with Distinction, and a Diploma in Biomedical Techniques from the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff.

She is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, West African College of Physicians, National Postgraduate Medical College in Pathology, Nigerian Academy of Science, and Foundation Fellow of both the Nigerian Academy of Medicine and the Academy of Medicine Specialties.

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