UNILAG Governing Council Confirms Ogunsola’s Appointment as Acting Vice Chancellor

A photo collage of University of Lagos (UNILAG) Interim Council Chairman, John Momoh (above) and the institution's Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Folashade Ogunsola.

Governing Council of University of Lagos Tuesday endorsed and confirmed the election of Folasade Ogunsola as the new Acting Vice Chancellor of the 58-year-old institution.

The new vice chancellor is a Professor of Medical Microbiology and had served as the Provost of College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

She was the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development Services) of the institution until her election as the Acting Vice Chancellor on Monday.

The elected Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Folashade Ogunsola. She is the Provost, College of Medicine and current Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development Services.

The council, led by its Interim Chairman, John Momoh, ratified the appointment at a virtual meeting of the members of the council.

Ogunsola’s ratification took place ahead of tomorrow’s inauguration of a Visitation Panel to probe the affairs of the university from 2017 till date.

The panel is expected to be inaugurated by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja on Wednesday.

It would be recalled that Ogunsola was elected on Monday by the Senate following President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention, who directed that the then embattled Vice Chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, and the former university’s Pro-Chancellor, Wale Babalakin, should step aside for the seven-man panel to review the situation accordingly.

Idowu Sowunmi