UNILAG Senate Votes Folashade Ogunsola as New Acting Vice Chancellor

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 Senate of University of Lagos Monday voted Prof. Folashade Ogunsola of the College of Medicine and current Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development Services, as the new Acting Vice Chancellor of the university.

The now-dissolved university’s Governing Council led by Wale Babalakin had sacked the former Vice Chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, in a controversial circumstance.


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The President also tasked the university’s Senate to immediately appoint an Acting Vice Chancellor, a development which indicated that the Acting Vice Chancellor, Theophilus Soyombo, appointed by Babalakin-led Governing Council was null and void.


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The university’s Senate at an emergency meeting convened on Monday elected Ogunsola with 135 votes as the new Acting Vice Chancellor.

Ogunsola beat Prof. Ben Ogbojafor, who scored 31 votes, while one vote was generally described as voided.

Idowu Sowunmi