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BREAKING: UNILAG appoints first Female Vice Chancellor

BREAKING: UNILAG appoints first Female Vice Chancellor

University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced the appointment of Prof Folasade Ogunsola as the first female Vice Chancellor.

Ogunsola emerged the best among the seven candidates shortlisted for the top job.

Among those shortlisted were Abayomi Akinyeye of the Department of History, Faculty of Arts; Folasade Ogunsola of the College of Medicine; Mathew Ilori and Adeyinka Adekunle both of the Department of Microbiology and Botany, Faculty of Sciences; Imran Smith, Faculty of Law; Timothy Nubi, Department of Estate Management at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, and Ayo Olowe of the Department of Finance, Faculty of Management Sciences.

Born in 1958, Ogunsola is a professor of Medical Microbiology and a consultant clinical microbiologist and infection control at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.


She specializes in disease control, particularly HIV/AIDS. Ogunsola was provost of College of Medicine. She was also the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development Services) of the institution between 2017 and 2021.

She was elected as the acting vice chancellor of University of Lagos on 24 August 2020, by the university’s senate.

She was a founding member of the Nigerian Society for Infection control in 1998 and is also a member of the Global Infection Prevention and control Network

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