A Professor of Microbiology at the College of Medicine, Folasade Ogunsola has broken the glass ceiling by emerging as the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos in its 60-year history.
Chosen on Friday night, Prof. Ogunsola becomes the 13th substantive Vice Chancellor of the university after being picked by the selection committee of the institution.
Prof. Ogunsola, daughter of the late eminent geographer, Prof. Akin Mabogunje, is expected to take over next month from the outgoing VC, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe.
She has served the university in various capacities. She was at a time the Provost of the College of Medicine in Idi Araba, Lagos and also served as a deputy vice-chancellor to Ogundipe.
During the crisis that engulfed the institution about two years ago, when Ogundipe was removed from office by the then Governing Council led by Dr Wale Babalakin, SAN, Prof. Ogunsola served as the acting VC for about three months before the Federal Government reinstated Ogundipe.
Only on Monday during an event to mark the beginning of a year-long celebration to mark the 60 years of the school, the Chairman of the Governing Council, Senator Lanre Tejuosho said a new VC would be selected for the school by Friday.
He gave the assurance that the new person would be chosen in a credible and transparent manner and prayed that God would give the university a person that would also raise the bar of standard in the school.