Putting a stop to plagiarism


By OPINION
  • Education Premium
  • Sunday, 05 Jun 2011

IT IS the season of marking assignments and other scholarly work in universities, and most of those involved are already weary of the unpleasant evidence of plagiarism. It is indeed a chilly thought that some are plagiarising – sometimes taking entire paragraphs verbatim from the Internet – without any qualms.

Plagiarism is forbidden by all universities, but with hectic demands on lecturers’ and supervisors’ time, it is not always possible to curb it — but failing to stop it is destructive to the integrity of our academic system.

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