Breaking: Prof Folasade Ogunsola Becomes UNILAG's First Female VC

Breaking: Prof Folasade Ogunsola Becomes UNILAG’s First Female VC

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In its 60-year history, the University of Lagos has just got its first female Vice Chancellor in the person of Professor Folasade Ogunsola (Nee Mabogunje).

Professor Ogunsola  has many firsts – the First Female Provost of CMUL;  the First Female Deputy Vice Chancellor, DS and the first female Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos.

She was the 13th Provost of CMUL and now the 13th Vice Chancellor in what many consider   ”unique and historic” feat.

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The new VC, Ogunsola, a Professor of Medical Microbiology at UNILAG, specialises in disease control, with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS. She has recorded many firsts having been the first woman to serve as provost of the  College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

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Ogunsola, having been appointed Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos on August 24, 2020, held the position for a short period when the University was in crisis following the removal of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by the Wale Babalakin-led University Council. She also became the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development Services) of the University between 2017 and 2021, from where she was appointed Acting Vice Chancellor.

Ogunsola’s research interest is on regulation and management of viral diseases, especially HIV. She is the principal investigator at AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria at the University of Lagos.

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