The Senate of the University of Lagos, has elected Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, as the Acting Vice-Chancellor. The senate gathered today August 24, to elect an acting VC.
The Presidency over the weekend asked the Chancellor of the University, Wale Babalola, and the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Professor Toyin Ogundipe, to step aside over the crisis rocking the institution. The institution has been in crisis following the decision of the Babalakin-led council of the school to sack Ogundipe over allegations of financial impropriety and others.
A total of 167 Professors were at the Senate meeting. Ogunsola who is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services), polled a total of 135 votes compared to Professor Ben Oghojafor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Management Services, who polled a total of 31 votes.
Professor Ogunsola until her election, was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Development Services.
She was the provost of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.
Her research areas have been centered on the regulation and management of viral diseases, particularly HIV.
She is also 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.
Furthermore, she is the chairman of the National Association of Colleges of Medicine in Nigeria.
Professor Ogunsola is expected to act in the new role until the outcome of the Special Visitation Panel set up by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.