Connect with us


PROMOTE MUSIC/VIDEO      ADVERTISE ON FN


EDUCATION

Do You Agree? ‘60% Of Nigerian Undergraduate Projects Are Copied’

Published

on

A former executive secretary of the National Universities Commission, Professor Peter Okebukola, says over 60 percent of project reports of Nigerian undergraduates are plagiarised.

Speaking yesterday at the first Kwara State University Education Lecture, Okebukola said the rate of plagiarism as a form of academic corruption at the Masters level was between 15 and 20 percent and eight percent at the Ph.D. level.

“It’s academic corruption when lecturers don’t show up in classes as required or teach only 10 subjects out of about 20 in a semester, and when students negotiate with lecturers for marks”, he said.

Okebukola said that solving problems in the education sector might be challenging, but not impossible.

“Government must place high premium on education by providing adequate financial resources for the sector. Our institutions of learning must also look for innovative ways to raise funds. The teaching profession must be considered as one of the most important jobs and accorded due regard.

The Minister of Education must appeal to state governors to give special emphasis to addressing the problem of low quality of basic education. Also, there is the need for an enabling environment to be created for teachers and students through improved conditions of service, provision of basic infrastructures for the delivery of quality education.

He said Nigerian universities were grossly under-resourced in human and physical resources, calling for adequate funding of public educational institutions in the country.

Okebukola also appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities to embrace dialogue in resolving the ongoing strike.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

MUSIC1 week ago

Borex – “Lullaby”

MUSIC1 week ago

Sean Tizzle – “Lotto”

OTHERS2 weeks ago

9Mobile Offers Free WhatsApp to All Its Customers

MUSIC2 weeks ago

[Music] Eriq – Badman

MUSIC2 weeks ago

DJ Spicey x Yung6ix x Terry Apala x Maleeq Souls – “Nu Wave”

MUSIC2 weeks ago

2Baba x Sound Sultan x Lejit (Alex Ekubo) – “4 Instance (Remix)”

MUSIC2 weeks ago

FrankCee – “Blessings”

MUSIC2 weeks ago

Krest x Zlatan x Quest – “International Flexing”

MUSIC2 weeks ago

Radar X – “Raba” (Prod. By Killertunes)

MUSIC2 weeks ago

Mc. Kaypee – “Football Time (Remix)”

MUSIC2 weeks ago

E-Go – “Positive Vibes”

NEWS/GIST2 weeks ago

Lagos governorship election: Agbaje calls Sanwo-Olu to concede defeat

NEWS/GIST2 weeks ago

Babajide Sanwo-Olu wins with over 500,000 votes to become Lagos State governor-elect

ENTERTAINMENT2 weeks ago

“Nollywood industry is controlled by gays & lesbians” – Actor Paul Obazele says

NEWS/GIST2 weeks ago

I want to be deputy Senate President – Remi Tinubu Declares (video)

NEWS/GIST2 weeks ago

I now sell bottles that married women can use to lock their husbands so they can obey them – Nigerian lady reveals (video)

ENTERTAINMENT2 weeks ago

VIDEO: Toyin Abraham attacks MC Galaxy for organizing a nak*d girl challenge for N50,000

NEWS/GIST2 weeks ago

‘We no go gree’ – Women in Rivers state prevent Soldiers from gaining entrance to manipulate election results (video)

NEWS/GIST2 weeks ago

Ethiopian Airline flight between Addis Ababa & Kenya’s capital, Nairobi crashes

ENTERTAINMENT2 weeks ago

I have no regrets getting married to Abounce – Yvonne Jegede says

2019 EXAM SECTION

Trending