The Senate of the troubled University of Lagos(UNILAG) on Monday elected the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of development services,Prof Folasade Ogunsola, as the institution’s acting vice-chancellor.
Penpushing reports that, the 58 year old Ogunsola, a Professor of medical microbiology and first child of Nigeria’s first professor of Geography, Akin Mabogunje is the first female to be so appointed in the history of the university.
The emergence of Ogunsola came following protracted crisis which engulfed the university ,as a result of power tussle between suspended Pro-Chancellor Wale Babalakin and Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe who was a former Vice Chancellor of the institution.
Penpushing further reports that, the acting vice chancellor, who was also the first female provost of the university’s college of medicine, Idi-Araba defeated her opponent and a deputy vice-chancellor in charge of management services, Ben Oghojafor, with a wide margin.
The elected Acting Vice Chancellor scored 135 votes as against Oghojafor’s 31 among the senate members, at the election where a total of 167 professors were accredited for voting while one vote was voided.