Plagiarism and the paper chase


  • Letters Premium
  • Tuesday, 07 Nov 2017

A FEW days ago, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) announced that it would be using the QR (Quick Response) code on each of its certificates for its upcoming convocation. Researchers from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) had also introduced a similar technology for their certificates in 2012.

Why is it necessary for the certificates to have these codes, one might ask. Well, not too long ago, Malaysians, especially those in the academic circle, were taken aback by reports of well-known public figures holding fake PhD degrees. The report triggered a nationwide check on the authenticity of PhD degrees conferred on all academics at public and private institutions, as well as all personnel in the public domain who claimed to have been conferred the degree by institutions locally or internationally.

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Letters

Landfill fumes are worrying Premium
Our tigers are going the way of the dodo Premium
Flood-affected clinics need help Premium
A bleak future without trees Premium
Two suggestions to prevent fake vaccination certificate incidents involving private clinics Premium
RFID implementation still needs further improvement, mass adoption should be delayed Premium
Climate resilient development: The way forward for Malaysia Premium
Know the technicalities of motor insurance Premium
Seeking more details about quarantine policy Premium
Whistleblowing in SMEs Premium

Others Also Read


Vouchers