Prof. Peter Okebukola, a former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), on Wednesday, January 23, said that 60% of undergraduate projects in the country are plagiarized.
The former Executive Secretary made this known at the Edo State University, iyamho, during the commissioning of the CANVAS Learning Management System (LMS) in the institution.
“Plagiarism would mean copy from somebody without attributing it to the person. Many of our students, even lecturers will just go to Wikipedia and copy the page and paste it as if they are the authors.
“So when the lecturer, who may be because of the volume of the work, could not go through, will say my students are brilliant not knowing that they are copy desk,” Okebukola said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the Registrar of the National Board for Technical Examination Board (NABTEB), Prof. Ifeoma Mercy Isiugo-Abanihe, advised the institution to work with top stakeholders in the industrial, manufacturing and agricultural sectors for proper use of the facility.
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