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Prof Folasade Ogunsola: Fascinating Facts about UNILAG’s First Female VC

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Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, the first female vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has been on a long journey to get to where she currently stands at the tip of the school’s history.


From a look at Ogunsola’s profile, it is obvious that hers is not a new name as far as leadership positions in UNILAG are concerned.


Below are some interesting facts about her:

  1. Ogunsola was born in 1958 and raised at the University of Ibadan
  2. Her father is the late Prof Akin Mabogunje, an eminent geographer
  3.  She obtained her first degree in Medicine and Surgery at Obafemi Awolowo University between 1974 and I982
  4.  She got her Master’s degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos
  5.  Prof. Ogunsola proceeded to the University of Wales between 1992 and 1997 for her Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology
  6. She is currently the principal investigator at AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) at UNILAG
  7. She was a founding member of the Nigerian Society for Infection Control (formerly Nigerian Infection Control Association, NICA) in 1998
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  9. She is a member of the Global Infection Prevention and Control Network
  10. “She was the Chair of the Infection Control Committee of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital till 2012
  11.  Also, Ogunsola was the team lead for Infection Prevention and Control during the 2014 Ebola disease outbreak in Nigeria
  12.  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
  13. She recently with her team wrote a curriculum for a 6month diploma in Infection Control.
  14.  She is a member of the Global Infection Prevention and Control Network, a board member of the Nigerian Society of Infection Control, and Chair of the Infection Control African Network




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