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University of Lagos appoints first female Acting Vice-Chancellor

The first female Provost of the College of Medicine, Idi-Araba, Professor Folasade Ogunsola has emerged as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos.

She was elected by members of the University’s Senate following an emergency meeting that was held yesterday.

Professor Ogunsola polled 135 out of 167 votes, whilst the closest contestant, Professor Ben Ogbojafor, got 31 votes.

Prior to being elected, the 62-year old was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services), the University of Lagos since 2017.

Last week, the Federal Government of Nigeria had asked the University Senate to reconvene and nominate an Acting Vice-Chancellor following the impasse between the Chancellor, Wale Babalakin and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

As Acting Vice-Chancellor, the Professor of Clinical Microbiology has gone on record as the first female to be appointed to the top position since the school was founded in 1962.

John Momoh, Chairman of Channels TV has been appointed as the Chairman of the University’s Governing Council. Momoh’s role is to ratify the election that brought about the emergence of the Acting Vice-Chancellor.


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