UNILAG elects its first ever female acting Vice Chancellor

The School’s senate has elected an acting Vice Chancellor: Folasade Ogunsola, the school’s first female vice chancellor in its 58-year history.

According to Punch, out of 167 votes, Ogunsola, who was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services), polled an impressive 135.

Ogunsola is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) medical school. She received a master’s degree in Medical Microbiology from the University of Lagos, and a PhD from the University of Cardiff.

The 62-year-old is a professor in Clinical Microbiology, and was also the school’s first female provost of the College of Medicine.

According to her biography on the World Health Organization, Ogunsola was a founding member of the Nigerian Society for Infection Control in 1998 and is a member of the Global Infection Prevention and control Network.

Congratulations to her on her new role.

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