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Yabatech acquires software for detecting plagiarism



The Governing Council of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has acquired a world-class security software capable of detecting any act of plagiarism in write-ups submitted by students and lecturers.

Mr. Lateef Fagbemi, chairman, Governing Council of the college stated this at the 11th International Science, Technology, Education, Arts, Management and Social Sciences (iSTEAMS) Conference in Lagos.

Fagbemi spoke on “Plagiarism and Its Legal Implications Within Academic Environments: Consequences On The Institutions And Offender”.


The three-day conference organised by the Research Nexus Africa Network, in collaboration with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ended on June 29.

Fagbemi said the software would detect the slightest act of plagiarism and copyright.

According to him, with the software, the college is confident that products, are now better secured and their final works, much more reassuring.

He said the conference was apt as it brings to the front burner, the unfortunate situation of plagiarism.

“Educational institutions must step up the quality control mechanisms and academic papers submitted by writers must be thoroughly checked to detect a possibility of plagiarism.

“Yabatech has now acquired world-class security software that can detect even the slightest act of plagiarism in write-ups submitted by our students and lecturers.

“This is where the deployment of technology comes in.

“Relevant software must be acquired by our institutions to detect any possible case of plagiarism and be able to nip it in the bud,’’ he said.

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