Plagiarism is a huge offence in the academic environment.
It is the theft of intellectual works of hard-working people, which brings shame, dishonour to the educational sector.
The advent of the Internet has made the cases of plagiarism a worrying phenomenum.
Consequently, the Federal University Kashere, Gombe State, has resolved to introduce the use of anti-plagiarism software in assessing academic publications and dissertation of students.
Prof. Alhassan Gani, Vice-Chancellor of the institution, made the disclosure in a statement signed by Mrs Janet Ezekiel, Public Relations Officer (PRO) in Gombe on Sunday.
According to him, the software will help to address plagiarism in the institution.
“The use of the anti-plagiarism software became necessary to maintain the academic standard and encouraging self esteem in accordance with the university’s mission of excellent in teaching and research.
“The recent Campus Wide Seminar will also help in addressing some problems that reduces the quality of publications, which usually must pass through scrutiny and set standards that requires critical thinking and reflections,” the vice chancellor said
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