Folasade Ogunsola emerges UNILAG first female VC in 60 years

By our reporter| A professor of clinical microbiology, Folasade Ogunsola has emerged as the vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Her appointment, announced on Friday by the UNILAG governing council, makes her the first female vice-chancellor of the school, and the 13th vice-chancellor of UNILAG.

She is expected to take over from Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, whose tenure ends on November 11, 2022.

According to her profile on the website of the Nigerian Society for Infection Control (NSIC), of which she is a founding member, Ogunsola was a member of the infection control team during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

“She has been involved in Infection Control for 20 years and contributed significantly in raising awareness of infection Control in Nigeria. She was a founding member of the Nigerian Society for Infection Control (Formerly Nigerian Infection Control Association, NICA) in 1998 and has assisted in setting up infection control programs in institutions in the country,” her profile reads.

See also  Diezani’s ally, Omokore acquitted of $1.6bn fraud

“She was the Chair of the Infection Control Committee of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital till 2012 and the team lead for Infection Prevention and Control during the 2014 Ebola disease outbreak in Nigeria.

“She has worked as a consultant in IPC with the World Health Organisation since 2009 and is interested in the community applications of Infection Control principles in under resourced communities.

“She recently with her team wrote a curriculum for a 6month diploma in Infection Control. She is a member of the Global Infection Prevention and Control Network, board member of the Nigerian Society of Infection Control, and Chair of the Infection Control African Network.”

Leave a Reply