The University of Lagos Senate members in an election on Monday, 24 August 2020, elected Professor Folasade Ogunsola as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the school.
Prof Folasade who secured the highest number of votes in the election which was attended by about 167 professors was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services in Unilag before her appointment, becoming the first female to occupy the position.
She was also the provost of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos at a point in time as her research areas have been centered on the regulation and management of viral diseases, particularly HIV.
She is currently 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, LUTH.
At the election, she polled 135 of 167 votes, while Professor Ben Ogbojafor, who was also considered for the post by members of the Senate, secured 31 votes, and one void vote recorded.
The Chairman of the Senate Emergency committee, Prof Chioma Agomo announced the result to newsmen after the election.
She is to occupy the position pending the outcome of the visitation panel set up by the Federal Government to investigate the crisis in the university.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government had last week directed the varsity’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Wale Babalakin, and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, to recuse themselves from official duties, pending the outcome of the Special Visitation Panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari.