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Plagiarism, bane of Nigeria’s educational devt – Provost

By Chioma Obinna

LAGOS – The Provost of the West Africa Theological Seminary, Dr William Udotong, has identified plagiarism and poor writing skills as the bane of Nigeria’s educational system.

Udotong made this observation during a press conference in Lagos as part of activities to mark the graduation of 162 students of the institution holding this Saturday at the School premises.

According to him, the Nigerian government should urgently address the problem of plagiarism which he said has eaten deep into the educational system of the country.

He said:  “The situation has become a terrible dilemma and that is why we are still where we are today. There is need to put in place technologies that could help determine originality of plagiarised works”

Udotong further blamed the trend on the country’s poor teacher to student ratio, stressing that most schools in Nigeria has a ratio of 100 students to one lecturer.


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