The Senate of the University of Lagos has elected the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development Services, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, as acting Vice Chancellor of the institution.
This was announced on Monday, August 24th, 2020.
Ogunsola beat her opponent and a deputy vice chancellor for management services, Ben Oghojafor, by a wide margin. She got 135 votes against Oghojafors 31 among the Senate members. It was reported that a total of 167 professors were accredited to vote while one vote was invalidated.
Ogunsola, professor of medical microbiology and the first child of Nigeria’s first professor of geography, Akin Mabogunje, was also the first female examiner at the university’s medical school, Idi-Araba.
President Muhammadu Buhari had previously set up a team of seven visitors to investigate the crisis that is rocking the university.
In a statement published on Friday announcing the President’s recommendations, Ministry of Education press director Ben Goong noted that the panel would be inaugurated by Minister Adamu Adamu on Wednesday.
Before the inauguration of the body, the Senate was instructed “to convene immediately to appoint an incumbent Vice Chancellor from among its members for confirmation by the government council”.
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