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UNICAL Goes Tough On Fraud, Plagiarism

UNICAL Goes Tough On Fraud, Plagiarism

Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar Prof. Zana Akpagu has received a detailed report from the academic fraud investigation committee, with a vow to deal with all those found to be involved in any form of fraudulent activity, including plagiarism and exam malpractices.

Speaking while receiving the report,  Akpagu reiterated management's commitment to fight the menace and assured that  the committee's recommendations would be carefully followed.

While commending the committee for their selfless service and timely submission of the report, Akpagu stressed the need for continued partnership which he said was necessary to defeat the activities of academic fraudsters in the university.

The vice chancellor also used the occasion to call on all members of the university committee to shun all forms of academic fraud so as not to be caught on the wrong side of the law, adding that those found culpable in any way would not be spared by his administration.

In a separate chats,  acting chairman of the committee Prof. Imo Ekpoh stated that the committee's terms of reference, amongst other things, was to investigate all forms of academic fraud as referred to them by the vice chancellor or the registrar, adding that though submitted periodically, the report was the second to be submitted.

He said committee would do its best to support management in its effort to cleanse the system from die-hard academic fraudsters, and thanked the vice chancellor for the opportunity to serve the university.

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