The University of Lagos Senate has name Prof. Folasade Ogunsol as the institution’s acting Vice-Chancellor.
She is the first female to be appointed to the top position since the establishment of the varsity 58 years ago.
According to the Nation, Ogunsola polled 135 votes compared to Prof. Ben Oghojafor’s 31 votes.
It was also reported that one vote was declared void while a total of 167 Professors were at the Senate meeting.
Oghojafor who is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Management Services was also the first woman to be elected Provost College of Medicine, University of Lagos before she became a DVC.
President Muhammadu Buhari had set up a seven-member visitation panel to look into the crisis rocking the university.
In a statement issued on Friday to announce the president’s recommendations, the director of press at the federal ministry of education, Ben Goong, noted that the panel would be inaugurated by the minister, Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday.
Ahead of the panel’s inauguration, the senate was mandated “to immediately convene to nominate an acting vice-chancellor from amongst its members for confirmation by the governing council.”
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