The senate of the University of Lagos on Monday elected Folasade Ogunsola as acting Vice Chancellor. She is the first woman to ever hold the office.
Ogunsola was, before her election as the university’s acting Vice Chancellor, was the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development Services of the institution.
Her election followed a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari to the senate of Unilag to appoint a VC in acting capacity after he suspended both the Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Wale Babalakin and the Vice Chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.
Babalakin, who is the chairman of the Governing Council of the university led it to sack Ogundipe in controversial circumstances and appointed Theophilus Soyombo in acting capacity.
The new acting VC was elected in a senate vote where she scored 135 votes to defeat Ben Ogbojafor, who garnered only 31 votes.
Ogunsola was previously the provost of UNILAG College of Medicine and is the principal investigator at AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) at UNILAG.