UNIPORT expels 8 students over alleged plagiarism, malpractices


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The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.

Dr Williams Wodi, the Deputy Registrar (Information), confirmed the development in a statement made available to Newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday.

He said the decision to sack the students was taken during the 449 meeting of the Senate of the university.

“The students were expelled after a separate investigation established cases of gross misconduct against them. They were summarily expelled to serve as deterrent to others.

“Four of the students were expelled for attempted tampering with the anti-plagiarism scan (software) which ascertains the originality of students’ research.

“Also, two of the expelled students were involved in examination malpractices, while one of them was caught extorting N360,000 from his fellow students.

“The Senate withdrew the studentship of one of the students for…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper