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General Discussion / Re: PLAGIARISM AND ITS EVIL TO NIGERIA EDUCATION
« Last post by Abydeco on April 01, 2017, 10:18:57 PM »
                                                          PLAGIARISM:

What is Plagiarism & Why is it important?

An act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author.

The word plagiarism comes from a Latin word for kidnapping.
You know that kidnapping is stealing a person.
Well, plagiarism is stealing a person's ideas or writing.
You wouldn't take someone's lunch money or bike, right?
Well, someone's words and thoughts are personal property, too.

What happens when you plagiarize?

i) The original author can bring a lawsuit for appropriation of his/her work against the plagiarist and recover the profits.(Read section 6(1)(a) of the Copyright Act Cap C28 2004 OR http://www.nigeria-law.org/CopyrightAct.htm )

ii) A person who plagiarizes is subject to being sued for fraud, copyright infringement, damages, or injunction if prior creation can be proved.

iii)The ease of downloading and copying "untraceable" online information has led to an epidemic of digital plagiarism.

Hence, plagiarism detection software now exists. The person who plagiarizes can be traced online. Anti-Plagiarism is an international software used for detecting plagiarism which can lead to international legal liability.

iv)Criminal Sanctions that can get as far as a term of imprisonment(5 years)

Most recent case of Plagiarism in Nigeria: Prof. Victor Dike sues CBN governor, Sandi Lamido Sanusi for plagiarism.

                                                                     #Enjoy your weekend#


Great Article, keep it up.
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General Discussion / Re: PLAGIARISM AND ITS EVIL TO NIGERIA EDUCATION
« Last post by maryam007 on April 01, 2017, 06:41:03 PM »
Very good one!
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General Discussion / Read: Interesting Fact About April Fool
« Last post by Olaitan9291 on April 01, 2017, 03:01:57 PM »
April Fool's Day ( An excerpt From 'Jettisoned')

 by Akintayo Akinjide


Teju's eyes flickered. The fan rolled. She felt the bed and turned towards where Chris was supposed to be. His phone was on the bed, lying faced down. That was very unlike Chris.

There was no way he would go anywhere without his phone.
She sluggishly rolled off her bed and wrapped the bedsheets around herself. The estate was unusually silent. The estate wasn't used to noise, but this silence was different.

She hobbled towards the toilet. The alcohol she and Chris took before they slept still made her head pound. She could still use four hours of sleep. The previous day was her birthday and the party was so massive that many of them just left that morning. And immediately she and Chris made sure they were all gone, they gulped down another round of wine. This time she knocked herself out.
After knocking the toilet door severally, she opened it to meet an empty bed.
She trudged into the room and wore a bumper short and a T-shirt, then went out of the house. There was only one place Chris could have gone, to get his favourite drink. She hissed and returned to the room and climbed back into her bed.

To be candid, the reason she actually refused to leave the room was because of her fear. The parlour would be a mess and it would depress her, and would remind her of Aunty Nike, her maternal Aunty whose life was rigged with nagging. She had made her hate neatness; then finally love her.

Then Ada was calling. She smiled as she knew why she was calling.
' Hello Bae'.
' Teju help me oo', Ada cried. Teju's smile broaden. She knew why Ada was crying. Chris, her husband hadn't returned home.
' Calm down'.
' I can't find my baby oo'.
'Calm down. Chris must be somewhere chilling'.
' No... I'm talking about JayJay, my baby. I can't find him'.
Teju sat up. ' What- How did it happen?'
' I was on the queue...on the bench, I was sitting right there waiting for his ..his post natal care'.
' Yes...'
' That's when I can't find him'.
People wailed in the background. And that made Teju wondered if other women were crying on Ada's behalf.
' Did you give him to someone?'
' No- No. He sort of...' Ada said and burst into tears. Teju shook her head repeatedly. She had scolded Ada for always being emotional. Then, she remembered it was April 1st.
She hissed. ' Ada abeg. You no fit do April fool for me'.
' No- No. Jay jay disappeared'.

Teju was always skeptical about such things as this, so she contemplated on whether to believe Ada or not. Can that happen? Well, except if someone used metabolical power, which she didn't believe in. But maybe this would prove her wrong.

' Did someone by any chance hit you with something?'
' No-No. He just disappeared', Ada cried. 'His clothes are still in my hand. Ah! My baby'.
' Ada, no dey joke. You should have played your prank since morning'.
' Will I joke about Jayjay?'
' Yes. You know I'm his godmother'.
' No- No. It's not only JayJay that's gone. Many children are also gone'.
Teju was petrified. She turned stiffly to look at the side of the bed. Chris' clothes were all there. That was impossible. What was happening?
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General Discussion / PLAGIARISM AND ITS EVIL TO NIGERIA EDUCATION
« Last post by Olaitan9291 on April 01, 2017, 02:50:43 PM »
                                                          PLAGIARISM:

What is Plagiarism & Why is it important?

An act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author.

The word plagiarism comes from a Latin word for kidnapping.
You know that kidnapping is stealing a person.
Well, plagiarism is stealing a person's ideas or writing.
You wouldn't take someone's lunch money or bike, right?
Well, someone's words and thoughts are personal property, too.

What happens when you plagiarize?

i) The original author can bring a lawsuit for appropriation of his/her work against the plagiarist and recover the profits.(Read section 6(1)(a) of the Copyright Act Cap C28 2004 OR http://www.nigeria-law.org/CopyrightAct.htm )

ii) A person who plagiarizes is subject to being sued for fraud, copyright infringement, damages, or injunction if prior creation can be proved.

iii)The ease of downloading and copying "untraceable" online information has led to an epidemic of digital plagiarism.

Hence, plagiarism detection software now exists. The person who plagiarizes can be traced online. Anti-Plagiarism is an international software used for detecting plagiarism which can lead to international legal liability.

iv)Criminal Sanctions that can get as far as a term of imprisonment(5 years)

Most recent case of Plagiarism in Nigeria: Prof. Victor Dike sues CBN governor, Sandi Lamido Sanusi for plagiarism.

                                                                     #Enjoy your weekend#

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General Discussion / What Do YOU Want To Accomplish With Your Writing (Read)
« Last post by Olaitan9291 on April 01, 2017, 02:38:00 PM »

That's the question I asked myself 2 months ago when I began my recent (and final) personal challenge: to independently publish my entire archive of creative writing and fiction.

Like so many things in life, if you want to accomplish something, a good place to start is by setting goals. A list of things that you can do, that will push you closer to the outcomes you desire. But in order to identify what those goals are, you have to have some idea of what it is you're trying to accomplish. So I'll ask you again...

What Do YOU Want To Accomplish With Your Writing?

There are no right or wrong answers, it's entirely up to you. You don't even need to share your thought in this thread. Keep them to yourself if that helps. Is your objective to write and independently publish a book, or a series of books, like me?

Is it to start a business of some kind? An online newspaper or blog, an editing service, copywriting service, ghost writing? Do you want to publish essays and bring awareness to the state of education in your country? Do you want to create content to promote entrepreneurialism in your community? Do you want to encourage people to eat healthier, live better, or report on local or international politics?

What?
What do you want to do with your writing? What are you trying to achieve?
Give yourself time to think about it, then go from there.
Once you have an idea of where you'd like to go, charting your course becomes a little easier. smiley.

                                                                     
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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) today confirmed that the certificate of Senator Emmanuel Nnamdi uba if fake.
Read the full report from Sahara Reporters below;


SaharaReporters has obtained a document issued by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) declaring that Senator Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba, better known as Andy Uba, forged both a secondary school certificate and “Confirmation of Result” which he presented to British authorities.

In a letter dated February 12, 2014 and addressed to the attention of George Smith of Public Agencies, located at 57 Peel Road, Wembley Middlesex, HA9 7LY in the United Kingdom, WAEC stated, “Letter reference no. L/CR/CONF/05465089 dated 21st November, 2013 is fake.” According to the examination body, “Mr. A.A. Okelezo, as you rightly observed, reported as the Controller of our branch office in Calabar on 7th October, 2013 having been deployed from the Ikeja Zonal Office. He was never the Head of National Office, as indicated at the foot of the letter under reference. The signature on the document is in no way similar to his signature.”

In a report earlier today, SaharaReporters disclosed that Senator Uba, who represents Anambra South senatorial zone, had falsified the grades he earned in the secondary school leaving certificate exams conducted by WAEC throughout West Africa. Mr. Uba, a former senior domestic assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, attended Union Secondary School (formerly Boys High School), Awkunanaw, a suburb of Enugu, the current capital of Enugu State. Records obtained from the school and elsewhere showed that the controversial senator attended Union Secondary School from 1970 to 1974, when he sat the secondary school leaving certificate.

WAEC’s letter to Mr. Smith clarified that “the Examination conducted in May/June 1974 was GCE [General Certificate of Education] and not WASSCE as indicated on the Confirmation of Result.”

Signed by O.M. Adebayo, deputy Registrar in charge of School Exams Department, WAEC’s letter added: “The Certificate No: SC 544753 with candidate No. 05465089 was found to be fake, as signatures on the document were forged. Also, the serial number quoted on the ‘certificate’ was non-existent in our system. In addition, the spelling of GRADE as GARDE let the document out as fake.” Mr. Adebayo stated that a candidate with the same name as Mr. Uba “sat the GCE in the school in 1974,” and then detailed the authentic results earned by the senator.

Mr. Uba’s real results, as certified by WAEC in its letter to Mr. Smith, showed that the senator performed woefully, scoring “credit” in only one subject, Chemistry. He failed English Language, Bible Knowledge, and Economics. He earned grades of mere “pass,” which are close to “fail,” in the following subjects: English Language, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, and Biology. By contrast, Mr. Uba’s falsified results claimed that he earned the following grades: English Literature 4, English Language 7, Christian Religious Knowledge 7, Economics 4, Statistics 6, Mathematics 6, Physics 4, and Chemistry 6.

In addition to fraudulently altering the grades he obtained in his terminal secondary school certificate, Mr. Uba also claimed on his official website as well as his page on the National Assembly website that he obtained bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Concordia University, Canada, California State University, and Buxton University in the UK. Our investigations disclosed that Mr. Uba indeed registered as an undergraduate student in both Concordia University and California State University, but that he dropped out of both institutions without completing enough work to earn even a bachelor’s degree. Our further investigation also showed that Buxton University is not an accredited institution of learning, but a “certificate mill” that sells degrees to anybody willing to pay a small fee. Even though Mr. Uba’s official website claimed that the senator attended Buxton University in tin the UK, the fake institution does not have any physical address in Britain. It once operated out of Portugal, using that country as a location from which to send “certificates” to customers around the world.

In  his forged secondary school leaving certificate, Mr. Uba claimed that he scored “First Division.” WAEC’s document to Mr. Smith debunks the claim. In his letter, Mr. Adebayo stated, “for a candidate to have been qualified for a First Division Certificate under the WASC/GCE regime, he/she must have passed in at least six subjects selected in accordance with the Regulations, reaching Credit in at least five of them (including English Language…” WAEC’s letter was emphatic that Mr. Uba “did not fulfill the condition and could therefore not have been awarded Division One.
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Campus News / An Open Letter To Jamb- A Utme Candidate Writes
« Last post by Abydeco on March 31, 2017, 11:42:08 AM »






I got thia letter somewhere early this morning, I guess it’s from a frustrated UTME candidate.

By: Terhemen Kwaghmande


Dear JAMB,Much as I’ll like to appreciate your efforts in making sure that Admission into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria is done equitably, I will also not hesitate to be critical, should need arises. You can fool everyone if you like, you might have fooled me before, but you would never fool me again.

YOU RESTRICTED CYBER CAFÉS FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE 2017 JAMB UTME REGISTRATION EXERCISE.

Your reason is that: Cyber Cafes do exploit Candidates. Fine and good. But let me tell you,the only reason while you continue to pull the wool over our gullible eyes is because the Citizens rights protection agencies are either in the vegetative state, or completely dead.How can you explain a situation where you would tell 2 million Candidates to register their JAMB UTME 2017 and capture the necessary bio-metric, in only 600 centers across the Country in just 30 days, with such a cheap EXPLANATION?

It beats my imagination and it defies not just logic, but also philosophy.
Since 20th March, 2017 your so called CBT accredited Centers plus the Jamb State Zonal offices which you claim are the only Registration Centers for Jamb 2017 have done absolutely nothing! They are rather accumulating Battalion of intending candidates. It may interest you to know that, some of your so called accredited centers that you deemed fit to handle 2 million Nigerians in 30 days have already started exploiting them! How can you explain the situation whereby;

1. Those registering candidates will come from nowhere and handpick from behind anybody they like (mostly relatives and Girlfriends) on a queue that is neatly formed? Isn’t that exploitation?

2. What of the situation whereby; anytime there is power failure those CBT boys will ask everybody to go home and come back the next day, knowing too well that most people have come from afar? Isn’t that exploitation?

3. I find difficult to understand why you separate Profile creation from Registration which to me are the same. But instead you compel candidates to pre-register their personal information on the Jamb portal, at their own expense and yet you dubiously place a CBT service Charge of N700. Isn’t that exploitation?

4. Your myopic and or dubious decision to compel candidates especially those in the rural areas to travel to CBT centers in order to Register for 2017 Jamb during this hardship is surely the specimen of exploitation. Isn’t it?

5. Let me remind you that, we are in the 21st Century, the internet has eliminated fares and queues even in the banks, through e-banking. I was expecting Jamb to introduce e-payment through web just as most institutions in Nigeria are doing. But what have you done? Instead your retrogressive process has only succeeded in taking us back as far as 19th Century. Isn’t that exploitation?

6. Your idea of depriving Cyber Cafés Business opportunity has done more harm than good to our economy especially now that we are experiencing economic recession. You instead selfishly and logically contracted CBT center owners to do the job for you. Isn’t that exploitation?

7. Now come to think of it, whoever is behind this gruesome decision; how would you feel in the midst of 3000 people at a time, on a queue, under this scorching sun. (just because Jamb selfishly limits candidate’s registration points or units). Isn’t that exploitation?

Sometimes I wonder if you were drunk when you were taking this gibberish decision. You probably must have done this for your own selfish interest, not for the reasons you first gave, which to me lacks merits, and its beyond ridicule. I have always respected Jamb because apart from being decisive in one’s Tertiary institutions admission process, to some extent, they do save candidates ass from some of those corrupt varsities. when President Buhari sacked the whole Jamb board and appointed a new one, I was very excited hoping that this new board.
will make things easy for Nigerians especially the registration process. I was dreaming of a process where one can register his/her jamb even in their bedroom. But instead they worsen the situation. What the hell? Don’t your Candidates mean anything to you?

Doesn’t it bother you that Nigerians who are now in recession have to Travel far and wide at their own expense just to do the Jamb reg. that could have been done even in their homes? You claim to have protected the interest of candidates, if that is the case why didn’t you collect N2500 as reg. fee? You collected a whooping N5500 even now that every process in the Jamb circle is computerized, no printing cost, no luggage fee for moving jamb papers here and there, no marking allowance! But yet you fail to protect candidates in this regard.

I really don’t blame you. If Nigerians had protested your devious, exploitative, heartless, opportunistic and fraudulent pronouncement, you wouldn’t be here making them queue desperately like migrants.

What’s to say that there wouldn’t be another hilarious failure during the CBT exams like last year, since you guys obviously don’t know what you are doing? You deserve to be sued for every fraudulent Mistake you’ve ever made that has affected candidates scores and stampedes their admission pursuit. Your evil dream of making money from poor Nigerians every year will forever remain a demented hallucination. I will not tolerate your recklessness any longer. Please.
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Campus News / Apply For Chevron Scholarship Awards For 200L Students
« Last post by Abydeco on March 31, 2017, 11:35:35 AM »



To all 200l students in any Nigerian Universities, kindly take this as an opportunity for you to get scholarship

Check out their website now; http://scholastica.ng/schemes/cnlawards
Application closes by midnight, April 7th, 2017
Hurry up.
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Campus News / 2016/2017 REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR ADMITTED REMEDIAL STUDENTS
« Last post by Abydeco on March 30, 2017, 08:23:46 PM »




Registration Instructions for Provisionally Admitted Candidates for 2016/2017 School of Preliminary Studies (SPS, Including French Candidates)


*Candidates who have applied for 2016/2017 admission are to check their admission status by clicking on Remedial Login link (Please login with your Remedial Application Number  e.g. UIL/REM/2016/…. and your password).*


If offered provisional admission, complete the STEPS OUTLINED IN 1 TO 8 below

1.Complete the acceptance form with a *NON REFUNDABLE ACCEPTANCE FEE* of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) which *DOES NOT* constitutes part of the school fees.

a)      COMPLETE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM.

b)      PRINT OUT A COPY OF THE COMPLETED FORM.

2. Proceed to UNILORIN  SCHOOL OF PRELIMINARY  STUDIES  PROGRAMME  CENTRE , FUFU, near Idofian for clearance as from *Monday 3rd April 2017, TO Monday 17th April, 2017 (from 8am till 4pm daily).*

1. Bring along the originals and photocopies of Remedial Form, CERTIFICATES/STATEMENTS OF RESULTS as filled on-line for the admission process. Obtain a scratch card of the O-level examination body (or bodies) of the result(s)/certificate(s), e.g. SSCE, NECO, NABTEB, CAMBRIDGE etc, used for the application process. Activate your scratch card by using it at least once but not more than twice to check the result for which the scratch card details are being indicated.

2.Bring the result(s) and the attached scratch card(s) to the School of Preliminary Studies (SPS), Fufu for verification.

3.Obtain the clearance certificate from the School of Preliminary Studies after the verification exercise.

3.Candidates are to ensure a minimum balance of *One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00) on their ATM card account (MASTER OR VERVE CARD) for payment purposes (Tuition: N96,000, School charges: N3,200, Health:  N1,000 and Bank Charges: N250.00).*


4.Go to the University website at *www.unilorin.edu.ng* and click on the link 2016/2017 School of Preliminary Registration to complete *step 3 above.*

a)     Print  4 copies of the completed Registration  form and submit 3 copies at (SPS) CENTRE, FUFU  with photocopies of  your 2016/2017 JAMB REGISTRATION SLIP, evidence of payment and all your other credentials as indicated above.


5 A bank draft for Five Thousand Naira (N5,000) made payable to the School  of Preliminary Studies as caution fees must be submitted by all candidates.


6.The programme is FULLY residential and *Accomodation is COMPULSORY*.

a. Candidates are to obtain accommodation form from the School of Preliminary Studies. Accommodation fees for private hostels range from N8,000 to N50,000. A bank draft for the fees for the preferred hostel made payable to the School of Preliminary Studies.
b. Accommodation is not available for French candidates as their lectures are at University of Ilorin, Main Campus.


7.Any offer of admission that is not accepted and registered on or before   *17th April, 2017* would be *deemed to have lapsed.


8. Note that lecture starts Monday 10th April, 2017 at the SCHOOL OF PRELIMINARY STUDIES, FUFU.


*NOTE: STUDENT MUST DO CLEARANCE BEFORE PAYMENT OF SCHOOL FEES*
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Campus News / FRAUD ALERT!! Unilorin Jupeb Programme Is Yet To Commence
« Last post by Abydeco on March 30, 2017, 06:13:44 PM »




This is to notify the general public and particularly prospective applicants into UNILORIN – JUPEB programme to be careful about an online advertisement on unauthorized website www.alevels.com.ng/jupeb unilorin

Please note that admission into UNILORIN – JUPEB for 2017/2018 session is yet to commence. Information in this regard will be available on Unilorin Website  www.unilorin.edu.ng
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