A Professor of Microbiology at the College of Medicine, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, has emerged the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos.
Ogunsola’s announcement as UNILAG’s 13th substantive VC was made on Friday night.
She emerged the favourite for the top job among the seven candidates shortlisted for the institution’s top job.
Other shortlisted candidates were: Professors Abayomi Akinyeye of the Department of History, Faculty of Arts; Mathew Ilori and Adeyinka Adekunle both of the Faculty of Sciences; Imran Smith of the Faculty of Law; Timothy Nubi of the Department of Estate Management at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences; and Ayo Olowe of the Faculty of Management Sciences.
In a statement posted to the verified Twitter page of the University, @UnilagNigeria, UNILAG wrote: “The Governing Council of the University of Lagos has approved the appointment of Professor Folasade Tolulope Ogunsola, FAS, as the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the University.”
The University stated in another statement published on its website that Ogunsola’s appointment is for five years.
Her tenure kicks off from Saturday, November 12, 2022, after the current VC’s five-year tenure elapses on November 11, 2022.
She will be at the helms of the University’s affairs from November 12, 2022 to November 11, 2027.
The University’s statement read, “The Governing Council of the University of Lagos has approved the appointment of Professor Folasade Tolulope Ogunsola, FAS, as the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the University.
“The appointment was made known at the end of the special meeting of Council held on Friday, October 7, 2022.
“The appointment of Professor Ogunsola is for five (5) years with effect from Saturday, November 12, 2022 to Thursday, November 11, 2027.
“The 12th Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, on behalf of Management, members of staff and students of the University heartily congratulates Professor Folasade Tolulope Ogunsola, FAS on her appointment and wishes her a successful tenure.”