Profile of New UNILAG Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof Ogunsola

The Senate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has elected Professor Folasade Ogunsola as the new acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

Ogunsola, who was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services, was elected in an election during an emergency Senate meeting on Monday held at the Senate Chamber of the institution.

167 professors who comprised the Senate elected Prof. Ogunsola as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the university. She polled 135 votes to defeat Prof. Ben Oghojafor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Management Services, who got 31 votes.

Below are some of the important things to know about Prof Ogunsola

  1. Folasade Tolulope Ogunsola was born in 1958.

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

3 Ogunsola was also an ex-provost of College of Medicine, University of Lagos and is reputed as being the first woman to occupy the position.

4. She became the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services) of the institution since 2017.

5. She is the principal investigator at AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) at the University of Lagos.

6. She has also been the chairman of Infection Control Committee of Lagos University Teaching Hospital. Additionally, she is the chairman of the National Association of Colleges of Medicine in Nigeria.

Her works

Her research areas have been centered on the regulation and management of viral diseases, particularly HIV.

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.

In 2019, she maintained that sustained Infection Prevention and Control infrastructure and programmes should be built around a set of core components which include guidelines, training, surveillance, multimodal strategies for implementing IPC, monitoring and evaluation among others


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