UNILAG Senate elects Professor Folasade Ogunsola as acting Vice Chancellor


The Senate of University of Lagos on Monday elected Professor Folasade Ogunsola as the acting Vice Chancellor of the School.

Professor Ogunsola was born in 1958.

She is a professor of medical microbiology who specializes in disease control, particularly HIV/AIDS.

She is also the immediate past provost of College of Medicine, University of Lagos and is reputed as being the first woman to occupy the position. 

Ogunsola doubles as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (development services) of the institution since 2017.

In 2018, she expressed concern on disease prevention and control in Nigeria.

She identified poor hygiene and overuse of antibiotics as practices that foster antimicrobial-drug resistance.

Providing a solution, she maintained that “sustained Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) infrastructure and programs should be built around a set of core components which includes guidelines, training, surveillance, multimodal strategies for implementing IPC, monitoring and evaluation among others.”

Speaking during a session with the media, she explained that the solution to reducing the 58% unemployment rate was for Nigerian graduates to begin innovating ideas that would enhance human life.

She also noted that knowledge in itself was not sufficient, but its application in an appropriate manner to better mankind and enhance livelihood of others was what youths should be concerned about.

Her election was sequel to the order of the Visitor to the University, President Muhammadu Buhari, suspending the Pro Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of the University pending the report of the visitation panel set up by him.

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